the Foreign Office

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the Foreign Office

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

Word by Word Definitions

foreign play
  1. : situated outside a place or country

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

  3. : of, relating to, or proceeding from some other person or material thing than the one under consideration

office play
  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

  2. : a position of responsibility or some degree of executive authority

  3. : a prescribed form or service of worship


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