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Visa

The authentication of a passport by a foreign authority signifying the permission granted by such authority to the holder of the passport to enter and travel in and through foreign country.

Unfriendly Act

Unfriendly Act in Diplomatic Law

Unfriendly Act

A term used when one government wishes to tell another that an action the latter has taken is regarded as so serious that it might lead to a military action against it. An action which risks war.

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Treaty of Guarantee

Treaty of Guarantee in Diplomatic Law

Treaty of Guarantee

A treaty which requires signatories to guarantee that situations agreed upon will be maintained. The honoring of such commitments can precipitate armed conflicts.

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Tour D'Horizon

Tour D'Horizon in Diplomatic Law

Tour D'Horizon

A diplomatic discussion covering most (or at least a number of ) subjects of current and common concern.

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Sixth Floor

Sixth Floor in Diplomatic Law

Sixth Floor

Where many of the U.S. State Department's regional and other assistant secretaries have their offices. Shorthand for the assistant secretary level of the department's leadership.

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Short-Timer

Short-Timer in Diplomatic Law

Short-Timer

A diplomat whose assignment at a foreign post is nearing its close. A phrase borrowed from the military.

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Seventh Floor

Seventh Floor in Diplomatic Law

Seventh Floor

Shorthand for the most senior leadership of the U.S. State Department. It is where the offices of the Secretary of State and his most senior aides are located.

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Vice Consul

An officer who performs the duties of a consul within a part of the district of a consul, or who acts in the place of a consul. See 1 Phil. Ev. 306.

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Ultimatum

The last offer or condition, failure to accept or comply which is threatened to be visited with adverse consequence.

Rapprochment

Rapprochment in Diplomatic Law

Rapprochment

The establishment of improved relations.

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