Definition of secretary general in English:

secretary general

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

noun (plural secretaries general)

  • A title given to the principal administrator of some organizations, most notably the United Nations.
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    • 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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