Definition of private secretary in English:

private secretary

Syllabification: pri·vate sec·re·tar·y


  • 1A secretary who deals with the personal and confidential concerns of a business person or public figure.
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    • And that unfortunately continues during her death as well with her own private secretary going public with his memoirs.
    • The matter was dealt with by my private secretary.
    • He carried out far more duties for his uncle than medical ones becoming essentially his private secretary and personal advisor.
  • 2A civil servant acting as an aide to a senior government official.
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    • Why was there no interrogation of her senior private secretary?
    • Third, the normal flow of official business, mediated through his official private secretaries and the Cabinet Office.
    • When she returned to South Africa in 1902 she was appointed private secretary to the acting Director of Education.

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