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chargé d'affaires

chargé d'affaires [or] charge d'affaires

 
pronunciation:
shar zheI d feIr [or] shar zheI d feIr
part of speech: noun
inflections: chargés d'affaires
definition 1: a foreign service official who takes charge of diplomatic business whenever an ambassador or minister is temporarily absent.
definition 2: a low-ranking official who is sent, instead of someone of higher rank, on a diplomatic mission.