Charge d’affaires



Also called chargé d’affaires ad interim. an official placed in charge of diplomatic business during the temporary absence of the ambassador or minister.
an envoy to a state to which a diplomat of higher grade is not sent.
noun (pl) chargés d’affaires (ˈʃɑːʒeɪ; -ʒeɪz; French) (ʃarʒe)
the temporary head of a diplomatic mission in the absence of the ambassador or minister
the head of a diplomatic mission of the lowest level

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