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chargé d'affairesnoun [C]

uk   /ˌʃɑː.ʒeɪ dæfˈeər/  us   /ˌʃɑːr.ʒeɪ dæfˈer/ (plural chargés d'affaires uk   /ˌʃɑː.ʒeɪ dæfˈeər/  us   /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
(Definition of chargé d'affaires from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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