Definition of Permanent Undersecretary in English:

Permanent Undersecretary

Line breaks: Per¦man|ent Under|sec¦re¦tary
(also Permanent Secretary)

noun

(In the UK) a senior civil servant who is a permanent adviser to a Secretary of State.
More example sentences
  • Would you consider that she should instead invite you to dinner with her Permanent Secretary and three or four senior officials?
  • The current Permanent Secretary has already made a start: widening the pool of recruitment to bring in senior staff with a greater level of expertise.
  • ‘What we want is something which the public wants, is incredibly popular and is free,’ says the Permanent Secretary.

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