Definition of “diplomatic corps” - English Dictionary


“diplomatic corps” in English

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diplomatic corpsnoun [ C usually singular, + sing/pl verb ]

uk /dɪp.ləˈmæt.ɪk ˌkɔːr/ us /dɪp.ləˈmæt̬.ɪk ˌkɔːr/

Examples from literature

  • At a foreign court as an ambassador his dinners, of which the diplomatic corps still spoke with emotion, had upheld the dignity of ninety million Americans. 
  • He had been appointed to the diplomatic corps, and we were to sail for England within a month! 
  • The Acting Secretary of State will communicate this sad intelligence to the diplomatic corps near this Government and, through our ministers abroad, to foreign governments. 
  • The diplomatic corps in the time of the Empire was not brilliant. 
  • The whole diplomatic corps moves from an anteroom into an apartment in which the prince of Wales awaits them. 

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

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