Di*plo"ma*cy (?), n. [F.
diplomatie. This word, like supremacy, retains the
accent of its original. See Diploma.] 1.
The art and practice of conducting negotiations between nations
(particularly in securing treaties), including the methods and forms
2. Dexterity or skill in securing advantages;
3. The body of ministers or envoys resident
at a court; the diplomatic body. [R.] Burke.