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.]
n 1: negotiation between nations [syn: diplomatic negotiations]
2: subtly skillful handling of a situation [syn: delicacy, discreetness,
3: wisdom in the management of public affairs [syn: statesmanship,