noun (plural secretaries general)
A title given to the principal administrator of some organizations, most notably the United Nations.
- 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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