What is Charge Des Affaires?

Legal Definition
The title of a diplomatic representative of inferior rank. He has not the title or dignity of a minister, though he may be charged with the functions and offices of the latter, either as a temporary substitute for a minister or at a court to which his government does not accredit a minister. In re Baiz, 135 U. S. 403, 10 Sup. CHARGE-SHEET 192 CHARITY Ct. 854, 34 L. Ed. 222; Hollander v. Baiz (D. C.) 41 Fed. 732.