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a diplomatic official attached to an embassy or legation, especially in a technical capacity:
a commercial attaché; a cultural attaché.
a military officer who is assigned to a diplomatic post in a foreign country in order to gather military information:
an air attaché; an army attaché; a naval attaché.
Also, attache. .
Historical Examples

Is the first attache of the legation, Baron Werdern, in the palace?
Louisa Of Prussia and Her Times Louise Muhlbach

attache to the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs does not seem so good.
Jacqueline, Complete (Mme. Blanc) Th. Bentzon

One of them (I think Lady Throckmorton said he was an attache) called on us this morning, and brought some lovely flowers.
Theo Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett

The last personage is Jube Japan, a black servant of the attache.
The Attache Thomas Chandler Haliburton

Alas, my dear Eleanor, it takes a long time to make an ambassador out of an attache.
The Disowned, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

I kinder think that it will be respectable to be attache to such a man as that.
The Attache Thomas Chandler Haliburton

The attache promised that he would and returned to his post in Paris.
The War After the War Isaac Frederick Marcosson

He took the attache’s arm, and left the small sacristry with him.
Louisa Of Prussia and Her Times Louise Muhlbach

Pierre Troubetskoi had long known my father, who had been an attache in Russia.
A Fascinating Traitor Richard Henry Savage

The count made a significant grimace, and executed something very like a wink, and the attache nodded significantly.
Wild Margaret Geraldine Fleming

a specialist attached to a diplomatic mission: military attaché
(Brit) a junior member of the staff of an embassy or legation

1835, from French attaché “junior officer attached to the staff of an ambassador, etc.,” literally “attached,” past participle of attacher “to attach” (see attach). Attache case “small leather case for carrying papers” first recorded 1900.
attaché [(a-ta-shay, at-uh-shay)]

A diplomatic officer attached to an embassy or consulate. Most attachés have specialties, such as military attachés, cultural attachés, economic attachés, and so forth.

Note: Some nations disguise spies as attachés.


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