foreign office


noun

the department of a government that handles foreign affairs.

Origin of foreign office

First recorded in 1855–60
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Related Words for foreign office

embassy, legation

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British Dictionary definitions for foreign office

foreign office

noun

the ministry of a country or state that is concerned with dealings with other statesUS equivalent: State Department Canadian equivalent: department of external affairs
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