Definition of the State Department noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the State Department

BrE BrE//ðə ˈsteɪt dɪpɑːtmənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ðə ˈsteɪt dɪpɑːrtmənt//
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the US government department of foreign affairs senior US Defence and State Department officials Culture The State Department is directed by the Secretary of State. It advises the president on foreign policy and makes agreements and treaties (= formal agreements) with other countries.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: the State Department