Definition of chargé d'affaires in English:

chargé d'affaires

Line breaks: chargé d'af|faires
Pronunciation: /ˌʃɑːʒeɪ daˈfɛː
 
, ʃaʀze dafɛʀ/
(also chargé)

noun (plural chargés d'affaires pronunc. same)

1An ambassador’s deputy.
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  • 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.
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  • 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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