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at·ta·ché

 (ăt′ə-shā′, ă-tă-)
n.
1. A person officially assigned to the staff of a diplomatic mission to serve in a particular capacity: a cultural attaché; a military attaché.
2. An attaché case.

[French, from past participle of attacher, to attach, from Old French attachier; see attach.]

attaché

(əˈtæʃeɪ; French ataʃe)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a specialist attached to a diplomatic mission: military attaché.
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Brit a junior member of the staff of an embassy or legation
[C19: from French: someone attached (to a mission), from attacher to attach]

at•ta•ché

(æ tæˈʃeɪ, ˌæt ə-; esp. Brit. əˈtæʃ eɪ)
n., pl. -chés.
1. a diplomatic official or a military officer assigned to an embassy or legation in a foreign country, esp. in a technical capacity.
2. Also, at`ta•che′. attaché case.
[1825–35; < French: past participle of attacher to attach]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.attache - a specialist assigned to the staff of a diplomatic missionattache - a specialist assigned to the staff of a diplomatic mission
diplomatic mission - a mission serving diplomatic ends
cultural attache - an attache who is a specialist in cultural matters
military attache - an attache who is a specialist in military matters
specialiser, specialist, specializer - an expert who is devoted to one occupation or branch of learning
2.attache - a shallow and rectangular briefcaseattache - a shallow and rectangular briefcase
briefcase - a case with a handle; for carrying papers or files or books
Translations
ataše

attaché

[əˈtæʃeɪ]
A. Nagregado/a m/f
see also cultural
B. CPD attaché case Nmaletín m

attaché

[əˈtæʃeɪ] n (in embassy)attaché(e) m/fattaché case nmallette f, attaché-case m

attaché

nAttaché m

attaché

[əˈtæʃeɪ] naddetto (di ambasciata), attaché m inv
cultural attaché → addetto culturale
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"She's exceptionally good as an actress; one can see she's studied Kaulbach," said a diplomatic attache in the group round the ambassador's wife.
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The son of a distinguished general, he began his career as attache to the military advisers of the Emperor.
After leaving college he became Private Secretary to Lord Binkie, and was then appointed Attache to the Legation at Pumpernickel, which post he filled with perfect honour, and brought home despatches, consisting of Strasburg pie, to the Foreign Minister of the day.
Entered the diplomatic service on leaving college, and served as junior attache at Vienna."
By the universal, I mean how a person of a certain type will on occasion speak or act, according to the law of probability or necessity; and it is this universality at which poetry aims in the names she attaches to the personages.
That sense of a dungeon, that sense of a horrible and degrading misfortune overtaking a creature fair to see and safe to trust, attaches only to ships moored in the docks of great European ports.
It seizes with avidity upon any incidents, surprising or mysterious, in the career of those who have at all distinguished themselves from their fellows, and invents a legend to which it then attaches a fanatical belief.
Hence the author attaches particular importance to the public knowing for a certainty that the chapters here added have not been made expressly for this reprint.
"She has assured me she attaches no serious importance to her aunt's wanderings, when the poor old lady's fever was at its worst.
Her complexion was exquisitely fair, but the noble cast of her head and features prevented the insipidity which sometimes attaches to fair beauties.
Innocence was our shield, and while we endured some of the disgrace that attaches to mere forms, we had that consolation of which no cruelty or device can deprive the unoffending.