foreign office

the department of a government that handles foreign affairs.

1855–60 Unabridged
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foreign office
US equivalent: State Department, Canadian equivalent: department of external affairs the ministry of a country or state that is concerned with dealings with other states

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Example sentences
He moved on to work as an adviser to the defence ministry and the foreign
Such off-site examinations should include discussions with senior bank
  management at the head and foreign office.
Standby letters of credit and foreign office guarantees.
The reconsideration reviewer advises the appellant of the referral and gives
  them the address of the foreign office.
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