Definition of Foreign service
1. Noun. The part of the State Department that supplies diplomats for the United States embassies and consulates around the world.
Generic synonyms: Agency, Authority, Bureau, Federal Agency, Government Agency, Office
Examples of category: Accredit
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Foreign Service
Literary usage of Foreign service
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1909)
"All interest, too, in foreign service culminated in the question of money. ... The wealthy Protestant towns might well preach against foreign service; ..."
2. The American Political Science Review (1922)
"A UNIFIED foreign service SAMUEL ... Our government maintains a large and expensive foreign service. The business interests of the country recognize the ..."
3. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1907)
"4 Another injustice to the officers in the foreign service results from the ... For instance, foreign service officers have been unable to return home for ..."
4. A Student's Manual of English Constitutional History by Dudley Julius Medley (1907)
"As to the whole question of the liability of the mediaeval army to foreign service, it is to be noted that, under William II and even at a later date, ..."
5. International Religious Freedom (2000): Report to Congress by the Department edited by Barbara Larkin (2001)
"The students are full time government employees (mostly State Department Foreign Service officers) being assigned for the first time to work in an embassy's ..."