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The dictionary of diplomatic terms

annexation, the acquisition by a state of an additional territory ,



appellation dorigine, the name given to commodity indicating its place of origin
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autocracy, government or control by a single person ,

boycott, the refusal to do business with a state (or person) ,
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broker, an intermediary between two or more persons engaged in a business transaction
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budget, an estimate of national revenue and expenditure for one fiscal year ,
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casus belli, an action justifying a declaration of war ,
caveat, a request for action to be deferred, a proviso caveat emptor

commission (consular), a commission of appointment 1. ; 2. (
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concordat, an agreement concluded between a state and the Holy See ,
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confrontation, a situation (usually between two states) which threatens to develop into a
physical conflict in which neither party shows a willingness to give way ,
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contract, an agreement, either oral or in writing, whereby two or more parties mutually
undertake specific commitments , ,

conveyance, legal description for the transfer of property from a seller to a buyer
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de facto (recognition) as a matter of fact -, -,
de jure (recognition) in accordance with international law - ()

demarche, an initiative or approach by a government, often based on a fresh policy following
an unsatisfactory situation , ,

ecu, the unit of currency of the European Community, based on the weighted value of the

currencies of all the member countries with the exception of Greece. It is the worlds fourth
most important bond issue currency denomination, after the dollar, the deutschmark and
sterling , ,
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en principe, (English) as a matter of principle (.)
en principe (French), generally speaking, as a rule (.) ;
force majeure, unavoidable and usually unforeseen circumstances - , ( )
infrastructure, services regarded as essential for the creation of a modem economy, eg. power,
transport, housing, education and health services /
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incognito, without revealing ones identity , /

oligarchy, rule by a very small section of a state or community ,



oligopoly, a market structure in which only a few firms compete ;
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qui pro quo (French), a misunderstanding; at cross-purposes , ,
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rapporteur, the person who makes a summary of e.g. the proceedings of a conference
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status quo. the existing situation no,
tariff, a duty or tax charged by a country on its imports from other countries; a customs duty
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ultimatum, final demand


veto, a negative vote