diplomatics

[dip-luh-mat-iks]

noun (used with a singular verb)

the science of deciphering old official documents, as charters, and of determining their authenticity, age, or the like.

Nearby words

  1. diplomatic corps,
  2. diplomatic immunity,
  3. diplomatic pouch,
  4. diplomatic secretary,
  5. diplomatic service,
  6. diplomatist,
  7. diplomatize,
  8. diplomyelia,
  9. diplonema,
  10. diplont

Origin of diplomatics

First recorded in 1785–95; see origin at diplomatic, -ics

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British Dictionary definitions for diplomatics

diplomatics

noun (functioning as singular)

the critical study of historical documents
a less common word for diplomacy
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