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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.

 

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