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Quai d'Or·say(kā′ dôr-sā′, kē′, kĕ dôr-sĕ′)
A street paralleling the southern bank of the Seine River in Paris, France, notable for its governmental ministries. The name is used figuratively to refer to the French foreign office.
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Quai d'Orsay(French ke dɔrsɛ)
(Placename) the quay along the S bank of the Seine, Paris, where the French foreign office is situated
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Quai d'Or•say(ˈkeɪ dɔrˈseɪ, ˈkweɪ)
1. the quay along the S bank of the Seine in Paris, where the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs is located.
2. the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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|Noun||1.||Quai d'Orsay - the street in Paris along the south bank of the Seine known for its governmental ministries|
|2.||Quai d'Orsay - the French department in charge of foreign affairs; referred to familiarly by its address in Paris|
Foreign Office - the government department in charge of foreign relations
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