charg'e d'affaires

Charg\'e d\'affaires

Char`g['e]" d'af`faires"\, n.; pl. Charg['e]s d'affaires. [F., "charged with affairs."] A diplomatic representative, or minister of an inferior grade, accredited by the government of one state to the minister of foreign affairs of another; also, a substitute, ad interim, for an ambassador or minister plenipotentiary.
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