foreign office

noun

Definition of foreign office 

: a government office (such as a ministry) that deals with foreign affairs

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The blasts took place in the central Shash Darak area, home to NATO headquarters and a number of embassies and foreign offices — as well as the Afghan intelligence service. Rahim Faiez And Amir Shah, BostonGlobe.com, "Islamic State takes responsibility for Kabul bombings," 30 Apr. 2018 The blasts took place in the central Shash Darak area, home to NATO headquarters and a number of embassies and foreign offices -- as well as the Afghan intelligence service. New York Times, cleveland.com, "Trump should win Nobel Peace Prize, says South Korea president," 30 Apr. 2018 Kabul chief of police Dawood Amin says the area of Kabul that was targeted includes foreign offices. Rahim Faiez, chicagotribune.com, "Kabul suicide blasts kill at least 7, including journalist," 30 Apr. 2018 May subsequently set a deadline of midnight Tuesday for Russia to respond, summoning the country's ambassador in the U.K. to the British foreign office. Christina Boyle, latimes.com, "Britain to expel 23 Russian diplomats over poison attack," 14 Mar. 2018 She was hired by CNN after graduation, and worked as a desk assistant in the foreign office in Atlanta. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "Christiane Amanpour Will Temporarily Replace Charlie Rose on PBS," 5 Dec. 2017 The foreign office and May’s office declined to comment. Tim Ross, Bloomberg.com, "Fire Boris Johnson to Show Strength, U.K. Tories Urge May," 7 Oct. 2017 Members of Australia’s most prominent parties began contacting foreign offices and consulates. Isabella Kwai, New York Times, "Australia Deputy Leader Among 5 to Lose Seats Over Citizenship," 26 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of foreign office

1820, in the meaning defined above

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