diplomaticses

diplomatics

[dip-luh-mat-iks]
noun (used with a singular verb)
the science of deciphering old official documents, as charters, and of determining their authenticity, age, or the like.

Origin:
1785–95; see diplomatic, -ics

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diplomatics (ˌdɪpləˈmætɪks)
 
n
1.  the critical study of historical documents
2.  a less common word for diplomacy

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