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.
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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
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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.
He spoke of ships that were ordered on foreign service; and, finding that these as subjects failed to interest Mrs.
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.
On March 1, 1978, when Secretary of State Cyrus Vance cut the ribbon to open the newly established Family Liaison Office (FLO), it was the culmination of efforts by a dedicated group of women to focus on the Foreign Service family.
ISLAMABAD -- The Foreign Service Academy Islamabad held the Inaugural Session of 37th Specialized Diplomatic Course on Wednesday, at the Academy, in which a group of 26 Foreign Service probationers from 44th Common Training Programme are participating.
Since creation of the American Foreign Service under the Rogers Act in 1924 by combining the separate Diplomatic Service and Consular Service, a perennial issue has been the value of consular work.
Senate President Pro Tempore Franklin Drilon has asked President Duterte not to deploy political appointees as heads of Philippine consulates because this would discourage career diplomats eyeing ambassadorial posts after spending decades in the foreign service.
She was addressing to the passing out ceremony of the 30th Specialized Diplomatic Course and the inaugural ceremony of the 31st Specialized Diplomatic Course of the Foreign Service Officers at the Foreign Service Academy here on Tuesday.

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