(used with a plural verb) the dealings and relationships between nations.
(used with a singular verb) the field of foreign affairs: an expert in foreign relations.
(used with a singular verb) the quality or character of foreign affairs as a consequence of foreign policy: a deterioration in their foreign relations.
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Origin of foreign relations
An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
Words nearby foreign relations
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