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chargé d'affaires

noun [C] uk   /ˌʃɑː.ʒeɪ dæfˈeər/ us    /ˌʃɑːr.ʒeɪ dæfˈer/ ( plural chargés d'affaires   /ˌʃɑː.ʒeɪ dæfˈeər/    /ˌʃɑːr.ʒeɪ dæfˈer/)
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 Belgium
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