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English definition of “affairs of state”

affairs of state

plural noun  /əˈfeərz əv ˈsteɪt/
politics & government matters that the government of a country deals with
(Definition of affairs of state plural noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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