aide-mémoire (ayd-mem-wahr).  [French]  Int’l law.A  diplomatic  document that  a  diplomatic

agent leaves with the receiving state’s department of foreign affairs on the occasion of a démarche.

•  The  aide-mémoire  presents  the  receiving  state  with  a  precise  record  of  the  substance  of  the

diplomatic agent’s mission. It is typically written in an impersonal style, without mentioning either

the  addressee  or  the  author.  It  appears  on  printed  letterhead  and  is  dated,  but  it  is  not  signed,

initialed, or embossed with a seal. See DéMARCHE. [Blacks Law 8th]