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department of state

 
Noun department of state has 1 sense
  1. Department of State, State Department, State, DoS - the federal department in the UnitedStates that sets and maintains foreign policies; "the Department of State was created in 1789"
    --1 is a kind of executive department
    --1 has parts:
     Bureau of Diplomatic Security, DS; Foreign Service; Bureau of Intelligence and Research, INR
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