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foreign

  

      adj  
1    of, involving, located in, or coming from another country, area, people, etc.  
a foreign resident     
2    dealing or concerned with another country, area, people, etc.  
a foreign office     
3    not pertinent or related  
a matter foreign to the discussion     
4    not familiar; strange  
5    in an abnormal place or position  
foreign matter     
6      (Law)   outside the jurisdiction of a particular state; alien  
     (C13: from Old French forain, from Vulgar Latin foranus (unattested) situated on the outside, from Latin foris outside)  
  foreignly      adv  
  foreignness      n  


foreign affairs  
      pl n  
1    matters abroad that involve the homeland, such as relations with another country  
2    matters that do not involve the homeland  
foreign aid  
      n   economic and other assistance given by one country to another  
foreign bill   , draft  
      n   a bill of exchange that is drawn in one country and made payable in another: used extensively in foreign trade  
   Compare       inland bill  
foreign correspondent  
      n     (Journalism)   a reporter who visits or resides in a foreign country in order to report on its affairs  
foreign exchange  
      n  
1    the system by which one currency is converted into another, enabling international transactions to take place without the physical transportation of gold  
2    foreign bills and currencies  
foreign legion  
      n   a body of foreign volunteers serving in an army, esp. that of France  
foreign minister   , secretary  
      n   often caps   a cabinet minister who is responsible for a country's dealings with other countries,   (U.S. equivalent)    secretary of state  
  foreign ministry      n  
foreign mission  
      n  
1    a body of persons sent to a non-Christian country in order to propagate Christianity  
2    a diplomatic or other mission sent by one country to another  
foreign office  
      n   the ministry of a country or state that is concerned with dealings with other states,   (U.S. equivalent)    State Department     (Canadian equivalent)    (department of) external affairs  
foreign service  
      n     (Chiefly U.S)   the diplomatic and usually consular personnel of a foreign affairs ministry or foreign office collectively who represent their country abroad, deal with foreign diplomats at home, etc.  
French Foreign Legion  
      n   a unit of the French Army serving outside France, esp. formerly in French North African colonies. It is largely recruited from foreigners  
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abbr. acron.
Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement
[Leg.] a multinational treaty for the purpose of establishing international standards for intellectual property rights enforcement
exp.
manufactured according to fair trade principles: équitablement fabriqué?
id.
the phrase is uttered in an attempt to excuse the user of profanity or curses in the presence of those offended by it under the pretense of the words being part of a foreign language
Syn.: excuse my French
n.
a ban or a partial prohibition on trade of weapons with a particular country, in order to isolate it

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