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foreign affairs

activities of a nation in its relationships with other nations; international relations.
Origin of foreign affairs
1605-15 Unabridged
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  • Eight years later, he was made the minister of foreign affairs.
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British Dictionary definitions for foreign affairs

foreign affairs

plural noun
matters abroad that involve the homeland, such as relations with another country
matters that do not involve the homeland
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