Foreign Service

Foreign Service
noun
the part of the State Department that supplies diplomats for the United States embassies and consulates around the world
Members of this Topic: ↑accredit
Hypernyms: ↑agency, ↑federal agency, ↑government agency, ↑bureau, ↑office, ↑authority

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noun
the Foreign Service
: a part of the U.S. State Department that hires people (such as diplomats) to represent the government in foreign countries

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ˈForeign Service [Foreign Service] noun (NAmE)

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