|1.||[ noun ] (government) the federal department in the UnitedStates that sets and maintains foreign policies|
|Synonyms:||State Department_of_State dos|
"the Department of State was created in 1789"
|Related terms:||executive_department bureau_of_intelligence_and_research bureau_of_diplomatic_security foreign_service|
|2.||[ noun ] (government) in the US: a department of government in one of the 50 states|
|Related terms:||government_department US|