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secretary British & World English

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

secretary English Thesaurus

he asked his secretary to place a call through to England

Home Secretary British & World English

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

secretary bird British & World 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 British & World English

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

Foreign Secretary British & World English

(In the UK) the government minister who heads the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

general secretary British & World English

A title given to the principal administrator of some organizations

private secretary British & World English

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

secretary general British & World English

A title given to the principal administrator of some organizations

social secretary British & World English

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

executive secretary British & World English

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

Secretary of State British & World English

(In the UK) the head of a major government department

parliamentary private secretary British & World English

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

undersecretary British & World English

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

Permanent Undersecretary British & World English

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

Permanent Secretary in Permanent Undersecretary British & World English

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


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