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English definition of “undersecretary”

undersecretary

noun [C]     /ˌʌn.dəˈsek.rə.tər.i/ US  /-dɚˈsek.rə.ter.i/
a person who works for and has a slightly lower rank than the secretary (= person in charge ) of a government department : She's Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs .Government ministers and civil servants
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