Origin of diplomatic
Examples from the Web for quasi-diplomatic
Consuls, or consuls-general, of other countries have sometimes a diplomatic or quasi-diplomatic status.
But the relations between the Government and the people bore also a quasi-diplomatic character.The Englishman in China During the Victorian Era, Vol. I (of 2)
- of or relating to diplomacy or diplomats
- skilled in negotiating, esp between states or people
- tactful in dealing with people
- of or relating to diplomatics
Word Origin and History for quasi-diplomatic
1711, "pertaining to documents, texts, charters," from Medieval Latin diplomaticus, from diplomat-, stem of diploma (see diploma).
Meaning "pertaining to international relations" is recorded from 1787, apparently a sense evolved in 18c. from the use of diplomaticus in Modern Latin titles of collections of international treaties, etc., in which the word referred to the "texts" but came to be felt as meaning "pertaining to international relations." In the general sense of "tactful and adroit," it dates from 1826. Related: Diplomatically.