Pronunciation: (shär-zhā' du-fâr', shär'zhā; Fr. shar-zhā da-fer'),[key] —pl.char•gés d'af•fairesPronunciation: (shär-zhāz' du-fâr', shär'zhāz; Fr. shar-zhā da-fer').[key]Govt. 1. Also called chargé' d'affaires' ad in'terim. 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.