Definition of State department
1. Noun. The federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies. "The Department of State was created in 1789"
Generic synonyms: Executive Department
Specialized synonyms: Foggy Bottom
Terms within: Bureau Of Diplomatic Security, Ds, Foreign Service, Bureau Of Intelligence And Research, Inr
2. Noun. A department of government in one of the 50 states.
Geographical relationships: America, The States, U.s., U.s.a., United States, United States Of America, Us, Usa
Lexicographical Neighbors of State Department
Literary usage of State department
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Cyclopedia of American Government by Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin, Albert Bushnell Hart (1914)
"STATE, DEPARTMENT OF Origin.—The Department of State combines publish the laws of the United States, to two great functions of executive government— the ..."
2. Annual Report by United States Civil Service Commission (1898)
"On April 17,1897, the Commission received a request from the state department for a certificate for his transfer to the $900 grade in the State ..."
3. Bulletin by New Jersey, Dept. of Agriculture, New Jersey Dept. of Agriculture (1918)
"Since that time the work has been conducted by the newly organized state department of Agriculture. It has been apparent for some time that the laws are ..."