chargé d'affaireschar·gé d'af·faires
nounpl. char·gés· d'af·faires′
- a diplomatic official who temporarily takes the place of a minister or ambassador
- a diplomatic officer of the lowest rank who sometimes heads a low-level mission in a foreign nation
Origin of chargé d'affairesFr, literally , entrusted with business
nounpl. char·gés d'affaires,
- A diplomat who temporarily substitutes for an absent ambassador or minister.
- A diplomat of the lowest rank, accredited by one government to the minister of foreign affairs of another.
Origin of charge d'affairesFrench chargé charged, in charge de with, of affaires affairs
(plural chargés d'affaires)