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Definition of chargé d'affaires noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    chargé d'affaires

    NAmE//ʃɑrˌʒeɪ dəˈfɛr//
    (pl. chargés d'affaires
    NAmE//ʃɑrˌʒeɪ dəˈfɛr//
    , NAmE//ʃɑrˌʒeɪzdəˈfɛr//
    (from French)
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  1. 1an official who takes the place of an ambassador in a foreign country when he or she is away
  2. 2an official below the rank of ambassador who acts as the senior representative of his or her country in a foreign country where there is no ambassador
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: chargé d'affaires