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secretary US English

A person employed by an individual or in an office to assist with correspondence, keep records, make appointments, and carry out similar tasks

secretary US Thesaurus

my secretary will call you about setting up an appointment

Home Secretary US English

(In the UK) the Secretary of State in charge of the Home Office

secretary bird US English

A slender, long-legged African bird of prey that feeds on snakes, having a crest likened to a quill pen stuck behind the ear

Home Secretary New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Secretary of State in charge of the Home Office

company secretary US English

An official on the board of a company who deals with financial and legal issues

foreign secretary US English

(In the UK) a foreign minister

general secretary US English

A title given to the principal administrator of some organizations

private secretary US English

A secretary who deals with the personal and confidential concerns of a business person or public figure

secretary general US English

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

social secretary US English

A person who arranges the social activities of a person or organization

executive secretary US English

A secretary with administrative responsibilities, especially one managing the business affairs and activities of an executive or an organization

secretary of state US English

(In the US) the head of the State Department, responsible for foreign affairs

parliamentary private secretary US English

(In the UK) a Member of Parliament assisting a government minister

undersecretary US English

A subordinate official, in particular (in the US) the principal assistant to a member of the cabinet, or (in the UK) a junior minister or senior civil servant

Permanent Undersecretary US English

(In the UK) a senior civil servant who is a permanent adviser to a Secretary of State

Permanent Secretary in Permanent Undersecretary US English

(In the UK) a senior civil servant who is a permanent adviser to a Secretary of State


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