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secretary

noun [C]  us   /ˈsek·rɪˌter·i/

secretary noun [C] (OFFICE WORKER)

secretary noun [C] (GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL)

the head of a government department: the Secretary of the Treasury

secretary noun [C] (WRITER)

an official in an organization who is responsible for writing notes about what happens at meetings and sending official letters: Freya is running for secretary of the student council.
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