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state visit

noun
1.
an official visit of the chief of state of one country to that of another.
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  • Mr. Dalrymple is right in saying that a state visit is like a Quakers' meeting.

    British Borneo

    W. H. Treacher
  • Not unconscious of the Earl's mood he paid him a state visit in his barge.

    Sir Walter Ralegh William Stebbing
  • The Admiral had in the afternoon paid him a state visit, accompanied by his staff.

    The Admiral Douglas Sladen
  • Eastertide, 1458, was finally appointed for this state visit of reconciliation.

    Charles the Bold Ruth Putnam
  • We were summoned to pay a state visit to the Vali of Adana and were accompanied by his secretary, who talked French.

  • Next day there was a state visit to the dilapidated temple, and Kien Lung made obeisance and vowed a vow.

    Demonology and Devil-lore Moncure Daniel Conway

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