diplomatic bag

diplomatic bag
diplomatic bags
A diplomatic bag is a bag or container in which mail is sent to and from foreign embassies. Diplomatic bags are protected by law, so that they are not opened by anyone except the official or embassy they are addressed to. [BRIT]
(in AM, use diplomatic pouch)

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