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secretariat

noun [C]
 
 
/ˌsekrəˈteəriət/ US   /-ˈteri-/ POLITICS, GOVERNMENT
the office or people responsible for managing an organization, especially a political or international one: One of the report's recommendations was that a national security secretariat should be set up at the heart of the government.
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