foreign office

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Origin of foreign office

First recorded in 1855–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for foreign office

embassy, legation

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British Dictionary definitions for foreign office

foreign office

  1. 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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