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secretary

noun [C] uk   /ˈsek.rə.tər.i/ us    /-ter.i/

secretary noun [C] (OFFICE)

A2 someone who works in an office, writing letters, making phone calls, and arranging meetings for a person or for an organization: My secretary will phone you to arrange a meeting.

secretary noun [C] (COMMITTEE)

C1 the member of a committee of an organization, club, etc. who keeps records of meetings, sends letters, emails, etc.: The three elected members of the committee are the chair, secretary, and treasurer.

secretary noun [C] (OFFICIAL)

an official who has responsibility for the general management of an organization: The company secretary has written to all the shareholders to apologize for the mistake.
(Definition of secretary noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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