Definition of diplomatic in English:
- It will also enhance foreign trade and diplomatic relations with neighboring countries.
- The war induced the opening of New Zealand's first diplomatic relations with foreign powers.
- Henceforth UK interests were to be the concern of a British diplomatic agent styled the British High Commissioner.
- Be a catalyst for change by letting your actions and voices be heard in a diplomatic and tactful manner.
- So it would appear that from now on I am going to have to be more tactful and diplomatic in my meanderings.
- Still, dealing with a complex issue such as this one requires a great deal of diplomatic finesse.
- All Herbert scholars will welcome Mario Di Cesare's stunning diplomatic edition of the Bodleian Manuscript.
- Those seeking a true diplomatic edition/transcription should consult the facsimile editions by Zupitza and by Kiernan et al.
early 18th century (in the sense 'relating to official documents'): from modern Latin diplomaticus and French diplomatique, from Latin diploma (see diploma). sense 1 (late 18th century) is probably due to the publication of the Codex Juris Gentium Diplomaticus (1695), a collection of originals of important public documents, many of which dealt with international affairs.
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