Origin and Etymology of chargé d'affaires
First Known Use: 1767See Words from the same year
CHARGÉ D'AFFAIRES Defined for English Language Learners
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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