charge d'affaires

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n charge d'affaires the official temporarily in charge of a diplomatic mission in the absence of the ambassador
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chargé d'affaires A diplomatic representative, or minister of an inferior grade, accredited by the government of one state to the minister of foreign affairs of another; also, a substitute, ad interim, for an ambassador or minister plenipotentiary.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., “charged with affairs.”

Usage

In literature:

He had been charge d'affaires in the Netherlands, and minister to Spain.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
J. S. Pendleton, of Virginia, Charge d'Affaires to New Grenada.
"The International Monthly, Volume 2, No. 4, March, 1851" by Various
Daniel Webster, for his letter to Huelsemann, the Austrian Charge d'Affaires.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851" by Various
Alexander Everett, at that time, Charge d'Affaires in the Netherlands.
"Daughters of the Puritans" by Seth Curtis Beach
Foster, Mr. Augustus, appointed British minister, and charge d'affaires at Sweden, ii.
"Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez. Vol II" by Sir John Ross
The President then nominated him to be Charge d'Affaires to Turkey.
"Admiral Farragut" by A. T. Mahan
Rumbold, Sir Horace: Counsellor German Embassy and Charge d'Affaires.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
Murad did not come again; but a few days later the Turkish Charge d'Affaires was present at a very large dinner given by Princess Naia.
"The Dark Star" by Robert W. Chambers
Consuls-general charges d'affaires, e.g., rank as diplomatic agents.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 2" by Various
M. BRONEWSKY Charge d'Affaires at Berlin.
"The Evidence in the Case" by James M. Beck
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In news:

Mr Amir Maimon, Chargé d'Affaires of the Israeli Embassy,with youngsters in the village.
Multi-instrumentalist Black—a player and composer of great note and the chargé d'affaires for the acclaimed ChamberLab project—has wearied of releasing CDs in tacky, easily broken jewel cases.
The US State Department decided to expel the Syrian charge d'affaires, two State Department officials told CNN.
Dr Bernd Fischer, chargé d'affaires of Germany in Japan.
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