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permanent secretary

noun [C] uk   UK us  
a government official who belongs to the Civil Service (= the official departments responsible for putting government plans into action) rather than an elected government
Translations of “permanent secretary”
in Chinese (Traditional) (政府行政部門的)常務秘書…
in Chinese (Simplified) (政府行政部门的)常务秘书…
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