Foreign Service

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Foreign Service

1. The diplomatic and consular staff of the United States.
2. foreign service The diplomatic and consular personnel of a nation's foreign office.

foreign service

(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) chiefly 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

for′eign serv′ice

(often caps.) a division of the U.S. Department of State or of a foreign office that supplies diplomatic and consular personnel.
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Noun1.Foreign Service - the part of the State Department that supplies diplomats for the United States embassies and consulates around the world
Department of State, DoS, State Department, United States Department of State, State - the federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies; "the Department of State was created in 1789"
bureau, federal agency, government agency, agency, office, authority - an administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"
accredit - provide or send (envoys or embassadors) with official credentials
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The Flea then went into foreign service, where, it is said, he was killed.
And though he belonged to the household troops, who, as it was their duty to rally round the Prince Regent, had not shown their valour in foreign service yet, Rawdon Crawley had already (apropos of play, of which he was immoderately fond) fought three bloody duels, in which he gave ample proofs of his contempt for death.
He is desirous to be a true Swiss and to enter into foreign service, but we cannot part with him, at least until his elder brother returns to us.
Before the Achaeans went to Troy, nine times was I in command of men and ships on foreign service, and I amassed much wealth.
Young Woolwich's knife, in particular, which is of the oyster kind, with the additional feature of a strong shutting-up movement which frequently balks the appetite of that young musician, is mentioned as having gone in various hands the complete round of foreign service.
5) Indeed, over the course of his first term, approximately one-quarter of all his nominees for ambassadorships and other chiefs of mission to foreign states would begin their tenure without previous Foreign Service experience; four of them--his ambassadors to Malta, Luxembourg, Kenya, and the Bahamas--resigned after the State Department's Office of the Inspector General issued reports alleging neglect and the fostering of dysfunction and low staff morale.
But rapidly growing visa workloads prompted CA to hire "Consular Adjudicator LNAs" as a class, mirroring FSI's A100 model for bringing officers into the Foreign Service.
A Glass Half Full", as our colleague David Jones put it in the March issue of the FSJ in describing the contemporary American Foreign Service.
IMPROVING quality of intake, bringing in domain experts on contract basis, enhancing the linguistic capacity of officers and anticipating the future needs of India's prestigious foreign service are some of the issues under the scrutiny of the parliamentary standing committee on external affairs.
Institute of Diplomatic Studies signed a cooperation agreement with the Foreign Service Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Argentina .
A long way from Runnemede; one woman's Foreign Service journey.

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