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Diplomatic Service

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."
if I could only have held my 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.
To raise their profile, they put pressure on High Representative Catherine Ashton - the main architect of the EAS - to accept certain arrangements, giving the EP as much power as possible over the new diplomatic service.
The European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee postponed Monday night its vote to amend staff regulations required for the EU new diplomatic service (EEAS) to be launched.