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English definition of “chargé (d'affaires)”

chargé (d'affaires)

noun [C] uk   /ˌʃɑː.ʒeɪ.dæfˈeər/ us    /ˌʃɑːr.ʒeɪ.dæfˈer/ (plural chargés (d'affaires))
a person who represents the leader of his or her government, either temporarily while the ambassador is away, or permanently in a country where there is no ambassador: the Belgian chargé d'affaires/the chargé d'affaires for BelgiumDiplomacy and mediation
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