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secretary

noun [C]  /ˈsek·rɪˌter·i/ us  

secretary noun [C] (OFFICE WORKER)

a person who works in an office and prepares letters, keeps records, schedules meetings, and makes other arrangements for a particular person or for an organization

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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