Pronunciation: (a-ta-shā', at"u- or, esp. Brit., u-tash'ā), [key]
1. a diplomatic official attached to an embassy or legation, esp. in a technical capacity: a commercial attaché; a cultural attaché.
2. 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.
3. Also,at"ta•che'.See attaché case.
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