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  • The art of conducting international relations by negotiating alliances, treaties, agreements etc., especially dexterity in securing advantage for one's nation.
  • Tact and subtle skill in dealing with people.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



DIPLOMACY, n. The patriotic art of lying for one's country.
- 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue



Di*plo"ma*cy (?), n. [F. diplomatie. This word, like supremacy, retains the accent of its original. See Diploma.] 1. The art and practice of conducting negotiations between nations (particularly in securing treaties), including the methods and forms usually employed.

2. Dexterity or skill in securing advantages; tact.

3. The body of ministers or envoys resident at a court; the diplomatic body. [R.] Burke.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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