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foreign service

noun, (often initial capital letters)
1.
a division of the U.S. Department of State or of a foreign office that maintains diplomatic and consular posts and personnel in other countries.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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foreign service

noun
1.
(mainly US) the diplomatic and usually consular personnel of a foreign affairs ministry or foreign office collectively who represent their country abroad, deal with foreign diplomats at home, etc
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Foreign Service definition


The professional arm of the executive branch that supplies diplomats for the United States embassies and consulates around the world. Ambassadors, though officially members of the Foreign Service, are sometimes friends of the president of the United States appointed in gratitude for support given during elections.

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