State Department

1. the federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies (Freq. 4)

the Department of State was created in 1789

Hypernyms: ↑executive department
Hyponyms: ↑Foggy Bottom
2. a department of government in one of the 50 states (Freq. 1)
Hypernyms: ↑government department

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the ˈState Department [State Department] noun
the US government department of foreign affairs

senior US Defence and State Department officials

The State Department is directed by the ↑Secretary of State. It advises the president on foreign policy and makes agreements and treaties (= formal agreements) with other countries.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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