Definition of secretary general in English:

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secretary general

Pronunciation: /ˈsekrəˌterē ˈjen(ə)rəl/

noun (plural secretaries general)

A title given to the principal administrator of some organizations, most notably the United Nations.
Example sentences
  • In January 1996 he was appointed commissioner of the Inter national Police Task Force by the Secretary General of the UN.
  • Desai was the Secretary General of the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg last year.
  • Up to five billion dispossessed and poor saw little or nothing of their wealth, said the Secretary General.

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Syllabification: sec·re·tar·y gen·er·al

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