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secretary of state

  

      n  
1    (in Britain) the head of any of several government departments  
2    (in the U.S.) the head of the government department in charge of foreign affairs (State Department)  
3    (in certain U.S. states) an official with various duties, such as keeping records  
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foreign minister   , secretary  
      n   often caps   a cabinet minister who is responsible for a country's dealings with other countries,   (U.S. equivalent)    secretary of state         
  foreign ministry      n  

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secretary  
      n   pl   , -taries  
1    a person who handles correspondence, keeps records, and does general clerical work for an individual, organization, etc.  
2    the official manager of the day-to-day business of a society or board  
3    (in Britain) a senior civil servant who assists a government minister  
4    (in the U.S. and New Zealand) the head of a government administrative department  
5       (in Britain) See       secretary of state  
6    (in Australia) the head of a public service department  
7      (Diplomacy)   the assistant to an ambassador or diplomatic minister of certain countries  
8       another name for       secretaire  
     (C14: from Medieval Latin secretarius, from Latin secretum something hidden; see secret)  
  secretarial      adj  
  secretaryship      n  


company secretary  
      n     (Brit)   an officer of an incorporated company who has certain legal obligations  
Home Secretary  
      n     (Brit. government)   short for Secretary of State for the Home Department; the head of the Home Office  
parliamentary private secretary  
      n   (in Britain) a backbencher in Parliament who assists a minister, esp. in liaison with backbenchers,   (Abbrev.)    PPS  
parliamentary secretary  
      n   a Member of Parliament appointed, usually as a junior minister, to assist a Minister of the Crown with departmental responsibilities  
private secretary  
      n  
1    a secretary entrusted with the personal and confidential matters of a business executive  
2    a civil servant who acts as aide to a minister or senior government official  
   Compare       parliamentary private secretary  
secretary bird  
      n   a large African long-legged diurnal bird of prey, Sagittarius serpentarius, having a crest and tail of long feathers and feeding chiefly on snakes: family Sagittariidae, order Falconiformes (hawks, falcons, etc.)  
     (C18: so called because its crest resembles a group of quill pens stuck behind the ear)  
secretary-general  
      n   pl   , secretaries-general   a chief administrative official, as of the United Nations  
secretary of state  
      n  
1    (in Britain) the head of any of several government departments  
2    (in the U.S.) the head of the government department in charge of foreign affairs (State Department)  
3    (in certain U.S. states) an official with various duties, such as keeping records  
social secretary  
      n  
1    a member of an organization who arranges its social events  
2    a personal secretary who deals with private correspondence, etc.  

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