foreign affairs


plural noun

activities of a nation in its relationships with other nations; international relations.

Origin of foreign affairs

First recorded in 1605–15
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Examples from the Web for foreign affairs

  • Last year, the network gave a Sunday morning foreign-affairs show to Fareed Zakaria—and not to its star foreign correspondent.

    The Courting of Christiane|Rebecca Dana|March 19, 2010|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for foreign affairs

foreign affairs


pl n

matters abroad that involve the homeland, such as relations with another country
matters that do not involve the homeland
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