He was very glad to see me, and I afterwards met him at dinner at Mr. Lowther's, our chargé d'affaires.
My chargé d'affaires was shuddering and he could not look directly at me.
Lamarck was “chargé de sept enfans,” and this appropriation was a most welcome addition to his small salary.
Mr. Gallatin could safely leave him there as chargé d'affaires.
The —— chargé came around this afternoon to ask about getting to Antwerp, where he wants to flee for protection.
If the principle I contest is just, the chargé d'affaires is right.
A large and notable company is present, among them many high civil functionaries, but the chargé d'affaires is not there.
It and other addresses were reported verbatim by our chargé d'affaires, Munro, to the Foreign Office.
Take the oath of allegiance to the Yankee Government before its chargé des affaires in Paris.
The American government, soon after the date of this letter, appointed Mr. Harris to be chargé d'affaires at Paris.
early 13c., "to load, fill," from Old French chargier "to load, burden, weigh down," from Late Latin carricare "to load a wagon or cart," from Latin carrus "wagon" (see car). Senses of "entrust," "command," "accuse" all emerged in Middle English and were found in Old French. Sense of "rush in to attack" is 1560s, perhaps through earlier meaning of "load a weapon" (1540s). Related: Charged; charging. Chargé d'affaires was borrowed from French, 1767, literally "charged with affairs."
c.1200, "a load, a weight," from Old French charge "load, burden; imposition," from chargier "to load, to burden" (see charge (v.)). Meaning "responsibility, burden" is mid-14c. (e.g. take charge, late 14c.; in charge, 1510s), which progressed to "pecuniary burden, cost, burden of expense" (mid-15c.), and then to "price demanded for service or goods" (1510s). Legal sense of "accusation" is late 15c.; earlier "injunction, order" (late 14c.). Electrical sense is from 1767. Slang meaning "thrill, kick" (American English) is from 1951.
To rob (1930s+ Underworld)