foreign affairs


plural noun

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

Nearby words

  1. forehead,
  2. forehearth,
  3. forehock,
  4. forehoof,
  5. foreign,
  6. foreign aid,
  7. foreign bill,
  8. foreign body,
  9. foreign body granuloma,
  10. foreign commerce

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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