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chargé d'affaires

Syllabification: char·gé d'af·faires
Pronunciation: /SHärˌZHā däˈfer
 
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(also chargé)

Definition of chargé d'affaires in English:

noun (plural chargés d'affaires /SHärˈzā(z)/)

1A diplomatic official who temporarily takes the place of an ambassador.
Example sentences
  • Wilson had been the chargé d' affaires in Baghdad in 1990 and an ambassador to two African countries before joining President Clinton's National Security Council as a senior specialist on Africa.
  • Finn Forsberg, the chargé d' affaires at the Swedish Embassy, said the international community cannot take the lead in ending the war.
  • In December the Romanian chargé in Stockholm, George Duca, contacted the British and American ministers in the name of Maniu and Brtianu.
1.1A state’s diplomatic representative in a minor country.
Example sentences
  • The government sent a chargé d' affaires to re-establish a diplomatic presence in the country.
  • One example of this official support came from the chargé d' affaires at the Libyan Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria.
  • Stephen Evans is the British chargé d' affaires in Kabul

Origin

mid 18th century: French, '(a person) in charge of affairs'.

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