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portfolio

noun [C] (JOB)    /ˌpɔːtˈfəʊ.li.əʊ/ US  /ˌpɔːrtˈfoʊ.li.oʊ/ (plural portfolios)
UK specialized politics a particular job or area of responsibility of a member of a government : The prime minister offered her the foreign affairs portfolio.Government administration and organisationDuty, obligation and responsibility without portfolio UK specialized In Britain , a minister without portfolio is an important government official who is not in charge of a particular department , but who still takes part in the decisions of the government .Government ministers and civil servants
(Definition of portfolio noun (JOB) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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