Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person officially assigned to the staff of a diplomatic mission to serve in a particular capacity.
  • noun An attaché case.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One attached to another, as a part of his suite or as one of his attendants; specifically, one attached to an embassy or a legation at a foreign court.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One attached to another person or thing, as a part of a suite or staff. Specifically: One attached to an embassy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A diplomatic officer, usually one who plays a specific role.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a specialist assigned to the staff of a diplomatic mission
  • noun a shallow and rectangular briefcase

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from past participle of attacher, to attach, from Old French attachier; see attach.]

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Borrowing from French attaché (literally "attached")

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