foreign office


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

Examples of foreign office in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pakistan's foreign office did not reply to request for comment. Fox News, 17 Aug. 2023 Britain, which has a large contingent, has sent consular officials to the site, a foreign office spokesperson said. Reuters, NBC News, 4 Aug. 2023 The foreign office in Germany recommended that its citizens accept France’s offer to fly them out. Sam Mednick, Chicago Tribune, 1 Aug. 2023 This is the first time that the most senior Pakistani foreign office representative has visited India since 2016. Sophia Saifi, CNN, 20 Apr. 2023 Britain said its final evacuation flight would depart from the Wadi Seidna airfield late Saturday, with more than 1,800 people airlifted out of Sudan, according to a statement from its foreign office. Compiled By Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 30 Apr. 2023 Other recommendations included more regular audits of foreign offices and vetted police units, and stricter controls on expenses. Jim Mustian, Fortune, 25 Mar. 2023 It has been noted that nothing actually said in the documentary by the UK foreign office was particularly new, yet this is still an example of how government officials around the world don't like to see old dirty laundry aired out in public. Peter Suciu, Forbes, 26 Jan. 2023 At one Netflix foreign office, an executive telling Bajaria about a flop had seemed mortified. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, 9 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1784, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of foreign office was in 1784

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“Foreign office.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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