the conduct by government officials of negotiations and other relations between nations.
the art or science of conducting such negotiations.
skill in managing negotiations, handling people, etc., so that there is little or no ill will; tact: Seating one's dinner guests often calls for considerable diplomacy.

1790–1800; < French diplomatie (with t pronounced as s), equivalent to diplomate diplomat + -ie -y3

nondiplomacy, noun
prediplomacy, noun
superdiplomacy, noun Unabridged
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diplomacy (dɪˈpləʊməsɪ)
n , pl -cies
1.  the conduct of the relations of one state with another by peaceful means
2.  skill in the management of international relations
3.  tact, skill, or cunning in dealing with people
[C18: from French diplomatie, from diplomatiquediplomatic]

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1796, from Fr. diplomatie, formed from diplomate "diplomat" (on model of aristocratie from aristocrate), from L. adj. diplomaticos, from diploma (gen. diplomatis) "official document conferring a privilege" (see diploma; for sense evolution, see
diplomatic). The English use of diplomat dates from 1813.
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