Origin of diplomatic
Examples from the Web for diplomatic
Fred Logevall at Cornell won the Pulitzer Prize and is a diplomatic historian; he just started a book on Kennedy.
Right now it looks like the diplomatic equivalent of one hand clapping.
President Obama defends his decision to normalize ties with Cuba and defends his diplomatic record.
Given the potential for a cyber tit-for-tat to escalate, Obama has even more incentive to find a diplomatic solution.
Lastly, the re-opening of diplomatic ties between Havana and Washington gives Brazil a chance to push for changes in Cuba.Venezuela Says Goodbye to Its Lil Friend, While the Rest of the Continent Cheers|Catalina Lobo-Guererro|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Van Buren discreetly lightened up some of the diplomatic pages with passages very agreeable to Jackson.Martin Van Buren|Edward M. Shepard
The trenches in diplomatic warfare must be manned by regular trenchermen.
The chief thing to do during these years is to be diplomatic and avoid disputes if it is possible.Manual of the Enumeration|C. J. Coffman
But he got in some smug reminders of the severance of diplomatic relations with the Vatican.War and the Future|H. G. Wells
The affairs of the island appear again and again in diplomatic correspondence and in presidential messages.Cuba, Old and New|Albert Gardner Robinson
British Dictionary definitions for diplomatic
Word Origin for diplomatic
Word Origin and History for diplomatic
1711, "pertaining to documents, texts, charters," from Medieval Latin diplomaticus, from diplomat-, stem of diploma (see diploma).
Meaning "pertaining to international relations" is recorded from 1787, apparently a sense evolved in 18c. from the use of diplomaticus in Modern Latin titles of collections of international treaties, etc., in which the word referred to the "texts" but came to be felt as meaning "pertaining to international relations." In the general sense of "tactful and adroit," it dates from 1826. Related: Diplomatically.