chargé d'affaires

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noun char·gé d'af·faires \ (ˌ)shär-ˌzhā-də-ˈfer \

Definition of chargé d'affaires

plural chargés d'affaires play \-ˌzhā-də-, -ˌzhāz-də-\
1 :a subordinate diplomat who substitutes for an absent ambassador or minister
2 :a diplomat inferior in rank to an ambassador or minister who heads a mission when no ambassador or minister is assigned

Origin and Etymology of chargé d'affaires

French, literally, one charged with affairs


CHARGÉ D'AFFAIRES Defined for English Language Learners

chargé d'affaires

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Definition of chargé d'affaires for English Language Learners

  • : a person who takes the place of an ambassador when the ambassador is away

  • : a person with a lower rank than an ambassador who works as a diplomat in countries where no ambassador is assigned


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