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State Department

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the US government department in charge of foreign affairs
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Noun1.State Department - the federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies; "the Department of State was created in 1789"
executive department - a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States
Foggy Bottom - United States Department of State, which is housed in a building in a low-lying area of Washington near the Potomac River
Bureau of Diplomatic Security, DS - the bureau in the State Department that is responsible for the security of diplomats and embassies overseas
Foreign Service - the part of the State Department that supplies diplomats for the United States embassies and consulates around the world
Bureau of Intelligence and Research, INR - an agency that is the primary source in the State Department for interpretive analyses of global developments and focal point for policy issues and activities of the Intelligence Community
2.State Department - a department of government in one of the 50 states
government department - a department of government
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
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State Department

n (Am) the State Departmentil Dipartimento di StatoMinistero degli Esteri
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I shall find you a place in one of the State departments, an easy place--but you will require to be accurate.
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embassy in Switzerland usually gives an answer "within thirty days of application," according to the State Department website.
citizens caught in the conflict, the State Department was forcing American citizens to sign promissory notes agreeing to repay the cost of evacuation.
The delays in large part are the result of requirements Congress imposed upon the State Department after the 9-11 terrorist attacks.
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Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls told NCR, "It's obvious and reasonable that the Holy See would present its positions as a sovereign entity to the American State Department and recall the immunity for its acts that international law anticipates.
The difference between the State Department and the CIA is that the CIA pays for information, and State doesn't," explained former CIA officer Baer, and the reliability of paid-for information is often questionable.
SINCE THE EVENTS of 2001, public diplomacy--aka "soft propaganda"--has become a hot item on foreign-policy agendas to a degree not seen since the start of the cold war, and it should come as no surprise that the State Department is expected to take a leading role in the battle for hearts and minds.

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