diplomatic service


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Diplomatic Service

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Britain) the division of the Civil Service which provides diplomats to represent the UK abroad
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (not capitals) the equivalent institution of any other country
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Noun1.Diplomatic Service - the body of diplomatic personneldiplomatic service - the body of diplomatic personnel  
corps - a body of people associated together; "diplomatic corps"
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Prince Andrew stayed at Brunn with Bilibin, a Russian acquaintance of his in the diplomatic service.
Entered the diplomatic service on leaving college, and served as junior attache at Vienna.
tongue--when I was in the diplomatic service, you know--what a position I might have occupied by this time
After remaining ten years Attache (several years after the lamented Lord Binkie's demise), and finding the advancement slow, he at length gave up the diplomatic service in some disgust, and began to turn country gentleman.
It will necessitate travel, and later it may lead to a very much better post--possibly in the diplomatic service.
I should like to know what the mischief my being in the diplomatic service has to do with it?
His father had been our ambassador at Madrid when Isabella was young and Prim unthought of, but had retired from the diplomatic service in a capricious moment of annoyance on not being offered the Embassy at Paris, a post to which he considered that he was fully entitled by reason of his birth, his indolence, the good English of his dispatches, and his inordinate passion for pleasure.
She even nodded the least bit in his direction, and Razumov heard her murmur under her breath the words, " Later on in the diplomatic service," which could not but refer to the favourable impression he had made.
It should not come as a surprise that HM Government and Diplomatic Service own a collection of works of art which they have, since 1898, put together with taxpayers' money.
This includes the children of recently-arrived immigrants, refugees and asylum-seekers, while a few are children from overseas whose parents work in the diplomatic service.
I had to decide whether I would go into a scholastic life or go back to Turkey in the diplomatic service, or do something else,`` he said.
Born in Oslo in 1921, Fischer is a fearless giant of a man who looks much younger than his 83 years--most of which he has spent fighting bureaucracy: from the upper echelons of the German diplomatic service to minor government officials across India.