a diplomatic official attached to an embassy or legation, especially in a technical capacity: a commercial attaché;a cultural attaché.
a military officer who is assigned to a diplomatic post in a foreign country in order to gather military information: an air attaché;an army attaché;a naval attaché.
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How to use attaché in a sentence
Diplomatic wheels turn slowly, and not only are the countries that will receive attachés not selected, no timeline for when those officers would be dispatched into the field has been set.The U.S Will Soon Have Space Force Ambassadors Around the World | Jeffrey Kluger | August 4, 2022 | Time
The biggest decision the Space Force faces at the moment is how widespread the diplomatic corps will be and which host countries will get an attaché.The U.S Will Soon Have Space Force Ambassadors Around the World | Jeffrey Kluger | August 4, 2022 | Time
Her father, Josef, was a member of the Czechoslovak Foreign Service and served as press attaché in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and later became ambassador to Yugoslavia.
I had a very old, rather beautiful leather attaché case, which I thought was exactly the sort of thing that a spy would wander around in.The Mom Who Stole the Blueprints for the Atomic Bomb (The Freakonomics Radio Book Club Ep. 11) | Sarah Lyall | September 25, 2021 | Freakonomics
A tutor at college and a Museum attache; very jocular; given to personal witticisms, which were often aimed at Goriot.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
On n'y apprend rien de nouveau, et cependant il attache et intresse.Baron d'Holbach | Max Pearson Cushing
He was no less a personage than the attache, of whom she had written to Pamela, and his name was Victor Maurien.Theo | Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett
In the discussion which followed the conclusion of the story of the Naval Attache the gentleman with the pearl took no part.In the Fog | Richard Harding Davis
He caught up his glass, and slapped the Naval Attache violently upon the shoulder.In the Fog | Richard Harding Davis
British Dictionary definitions for attaché
a specialist attached to a diplomatic mission: military attaché
British a junior member of the staff of an embassy or legation
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Cultural definitions for attaché
A diplomatic officer attached to an embassy or consulate. Most attachés have specialties, such as military attachés, cultural attachés, economic attachés, and so forth.
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