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chargé d'affaires

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  • n. A diplomat, ranking below an ambassador, who heads a diplomatic mission when no ambassador is present, either temporarily (in the interim between the departure of one ambassador and the accreditation of another) or for an extended time.

Etymologies

Borrowing from French chargé d'affaires (literally "[one] charged with matters"). (Wiktionary)

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