chargédaffaires(redirected from chargéd'affaires)
n., pl. chargés d'af•faires (dəˈfɛər)
1. an official placed in charge of diplomatic business during the temporary absence of the ambassador or minister.
2. an envoy to a state to which a diplomat of higher grade is not sent.
[1760–70; < French: literally, one in charge of things]