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Jul 13, 2007
This week's theme
Words about diplomacy

This week's words
detente
plenipotentiary
extraterritoriality
demarche
identic

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identic

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adjective:
1. Relating to a diplomatic action in which two or more governments agree to follow the same course in relations with another government.
2. Identical.

From Latin identicus (identical).

"The Ottoman response of the same day ... led the ambassadors to forward an identic note pressuring the Ottoman government."
M. Sukru Hanioglu; Preparation for a Revolution; Oxford University Press; 2001.

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Wit is educated insolence. -Aristotle, philosopher (384-322 BCE)

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