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]