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Embassies and ambassadors

accredited

adjective

someone who is accredited to a particular country has been officially sent to work there by their government

ambassador

noun

a senior official who lives in a foreign country and represents his or her own country there. An ambassador is responsible for an office called an embassy

ambassadorial

adjective

relating to an ambassador

attaché

noun

an official who is in charge of a particular subject or activity at an embassy (=an office for representatives of one country in another country)

chancellery

noun

the officials who work in a chancellor’s office

chancellery

noun

an ambassador’s office in an embassy

chargé d’affaires

noun

an official who represents the government of their own country in a foreign country when there is no ambassador there

consul

noun

a government official sent to live in another country and look after their own country’s citizens and business interests there

the Court of St James

the official name for the British royal court. An ambassador (=official representative) of another country who works in the UK is formally called an ambassador at the Court of St James.

diplomacy

noun

the profession or skill of preserving or creating friendly relationships between countries

diplomat

noun

an official whose job is to represent their government in a foreign country

diplomatic

adjective

relating to the profession or skill of preserving or creating friendly relationships between countries

diplomatic bag

noun

a bag that a government uses for sending official documents to other countries. It does not have to be examined by customs officials.

diplomatic corps

noun

a group consisting of all the foreign diplomats working in a particular country

diplomatic immunity

noun

the special rights that diplomats have in a foreign country that protect them from the laws of that country

diplomatic relations

noun

a relationship between two countries in which they send diplomats to work in each other’s country

embassy

noun

a group of officials who represent their government in a foreign country. The most important official in an embassy is called an ambassador

embassy

noun

the building where such officials work

envoy

noun

an official who represents their country in another country, with a rank below an ambassador

envoy

noun

a representative of a government or organization who is sent to another country to deal with a particular situation

high commission

noun

the office that the government of one Commonwealth country has in another Commonwealth country, similar to an embassy

high commissioner

noun

someone who represents the government of a Commonwealth country in another Commonwealth country

high commissioner

noun

someone who leads an organization of representatives of different countries who work together for a particular purpose

legate

noun

an official representative, especially of a pope (=the leader of the Roman Catholic Church) or a government, who is sent to a foreign country

legation

noun

an office in a foreign country where representatives of your own government work or live. It is less important than an embassy.

minister

noun

an official who represents their government in a foreign country, especially someone whose rank is below that of an ambassador

plenipotentiary

noun

a representative of a government in a foreign country who has been given complete authority to make decisions

consular

adjective

consulship

noun

diplomatically

adverb

protologism

a new word or phrase invented in the hope that it will become generally used

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