Meaning of “the diplomatic service” in the English Dictionary

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"the diplomatic service" in British English

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the diplomatic servicenoun [ S, + sing/pl verb ]

uk /ˌdɪp.lə.mæt.ɪk ˈsɜː.vɪs/ us /ˌdɪp.lə.mæt̬.ɪk ˈsɝː.vɪs/

Examples from literature

  • But it was after he went into the diplomatic service that the real trouble began. 
  • Father had two or three acquaintances in the diplomatic service at Washington. 
  • From his early boyhood he aspired to enter the diplomatic service. 
  • My grandfather met her when he was in the diplomatic service. 
  • The department of state conducts the foreign affairs of the government chiefly through the diplomatic service and the consular service. 

(Definition of “the diplomatic service” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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