charge daffaires

chargé d'affaires

[shahr-zhey duh-fair, shahr-zhey; French shar-zhey da-fer]
noun, plural chargés d'affaires [shahr-zheyz duh-fair, shahr-zheyz; French shar-zhey da-fer] . Government.
1.
Also called chargé d'affaires ad interim. an official placed in charge of diplomatic business during the temporary absence of the ambassador or minister.
2.
an envoy to a state to which a diplomat of higher grade is not sent.

Origin:
1760–70; < French: literally, one in charge of things

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chargé d'affaires (ˈʃɑːʒeɪ dæˈfɛə, French ʃarʒe dafɛr)
 
n , pl chargés d'affaires
1.  the temporary head of a diplomatic mission in the absence of the ambassador or minister
2.  the head of a diplomatic mission of the lowest level
 
[C18: from French: (one) charged with affairs]

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