note verbale

note ver·​bale
plural notes verbales\ ¦nōt(s)ˌ⸗ˈbȧl(z) \

Definition of note verbale

: a diplomatic note that is more formal than an aide-mémoire and less formal than a note, is drafted in the third person, and is never signed

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French, literally, verbal note

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“Note verbale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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