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Noun: State Department
  1. The federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies
    "the State Department was created in 1789";
    - Department of State, United States Department of State, State, DoS
     
  2. A department of government in one of the 50 states

Derived forms: State Departments

Type of: executive department, government department

Encyclopedia: State Department