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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of foreign affairs

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

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    The Courting of Christiane

    Rebecca Dana

    March 19, 2010

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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