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charge d'affaires (n.)

"one who transacts diplomatic business with a foreign government during the absence of a superior," 1767, from French chargé d'affaires, literally "(one) charged with affairs;" see charge (v.) + affair (n.).

updated on November 02, 2017

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Definitions of charge d'affaires from WordNet

charge d'affaires (n.)
the official temporarily in charge of a diplomatic mission in the absence of the ambassador;
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