Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: 'person given responsibility for affairs'

chargé d'affaires

noun
     
char‧gé d'af‧faires plural chargés d'affaires (same pronunciation) [countable]
an official who represents a particular government during the absence of an ambassador or in a country where there is no ambassador

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary