Definition of paradiplomatic in US English:

paradiplomatic

adjective

  • Designating or relating to diplomatic activities which are ancillary to those officially sanctioned or recognized; that is additional to or beyond the scope of normal diplomacy.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From para- + diplomatic.

Pronunciation

paradiplomatic

/ˌparədɪpləˈmatɪk/