the Foreign Office

Definition of the Foreign Office

  1. :  a government department especially in Great Britain that deals with foreign affairs The official name of the British Foreign Office is now the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Word by Word Definitions

foreignplay Foreign
  1. :  situated outside a place or country

    :  situated outside one's own country

    :  born in, belonging to, or characteristic of some place or country other than the one under consideration

officeplay Office
  1. :  a special duty, charge, or position conferred by an exercise of governmental authority and for a public purpose :  a position of authority to exercise a public function and to receive whatever emoluments may belong to it

    :  a position of responsibility or some degree of executive authority

    :  a prescribed form or service of worship

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