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foreign office

the department of a government that handles foreign affairs.
Origin of foreign office
1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • He is a clerk in the foreign office, and from that you will know that he is a gentleman.

    Fan W.H. Hudson (AKA Henry Harford)
  • They were going on together to the reception at the foreign office.

    The Convert Elizabeth Robins
  • At the foreign office I found a more equitable and calmer estimate of the situation.

    The Myth of a Guilty Nation Albert Jay Nock
  • Guizot is said to have escaped from the foreign office in a servant's livery.

    Edmond Dants Edmund Flagg
  • His work in the foreign office now had but one policy so far as Egypt was concerned.

    The Weavers, Complete Gilbert Parker
British Dictionary definitions for foreign office

foreign office

the ministry of a country or state that is concerned with dealings with other states US equivalent State Department Canadian equivalent department of external affairs
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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