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secretariat

noun [C, + sing/pl verb]     /ˌsek.rəˈteə.ri.ət/ US  /-ˈter.i-/
the office or people responsible for the management of an organization, especially an international or political oneBusinesses and enterprisesSocieties, clubs and organizationsGovernment departments and organizations
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