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Etymology

From Mediaeval Latin secretarius, one entrusted with secrets.

Pronunciation

/ˈsekrətəri/, /"sekr@t@ri/

Noun

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Singular
secretary

Plural
secretaries

secretary (secretaries)
  1. A person who keeps records, takes notes and handles general clerical work.
  2. The head of a department of government.
  3. A managerial or leading position in certain non-profit organizations, such as political parties, trade unions, international organizations.
    Kofi Annan is the current secretary general of the United Nations.
  4. A type of desk.
  5. A species of bird; Sagittarius serpentarius.

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