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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diplomacy  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  diplomacy 
  n  1:  negotiation  between  nations  [syn:  {diplomatic  negotiations}] 
  2:  subtly  skillful  handling  of  a  situation  [syn:  {delicacy},  {discreetness}, 
  {finesse}] 
  3:  wisdom  in  the  management  of  public  affairs  [syn:  {statesmanship}, 
  {statecraft}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  DIPLOMACY,  n.  The  patriotic  art  of  lying  for  one's  country. 
 
 




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