Meaning of diplomat

dip•lo•mat

Pronunciation: (dip'lu-mat"), [key]
— n.
  1. a person appointed by a national government to conduct official negotiations and maintain political, economic, and social relations with another country or countries.
  2. a person who is tactful and skillful in managing delicate situations, handling people, etc.
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