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foreign office

the department of a government that handles foreign affairs.
Origin of foreign office
1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He moved on to work as an adviser to the defence ministry and the foreign office.
  • 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.
  • In addition, routine contact is maintained with foreign office managers and credit officers.
  • For consumer products, our foreign office staff will visit major retail outlets.
British Dictionary definitions for foreign office

foreign office

the ministry of a country or state that is concerned with dealings with other states US equivalent State Department Canadian equivalent department of external affairs
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