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diplomatic Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective relating to or characteristic of diplomacy
    • diplomatic immunity
  2. adjective using or marked by tact in dealing with sensitive matters or people
    • the hostess averted a confrontation with a diplomatic chenage of subject

Dip`lo*mat"ic, Dip`lo*mat"ic*al adjective (Also<
  • Diplomatic
  • Diplomatical
Cf. diplomatique.
  1. Pertaining to diplomacy; relating to the foreign ministers at a court, who are called the diplomatic body.
  2. Characterized by tact and shrewdness; dexterous; artful; as, diplomatic management.
  3. Pertaining to diplomatics; paleographic. Astle.
Dip`lo*mat"ic noun
  1. A minister, official agent, or envoy to a foreign court; a diplomatist.
Dip`lo*mat"ic noun
  1. The science of diplomas, or the art of deciphering ancient writings, and determining their age, authenticity, etc.; paleography.

Webster 1913

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