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permanent secretarynoun [C]

uk   us  
(in the ) a ​governmentofficial who ​belongs to the Civil Service (= the ​officialdepartmentsresponsible for putting ​governmentplans into ​action)rather than an ​electedgovernment
(Definition of permanent secretary from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “permanent secretary”
in Chinese (Simplified) (政府行政部门的)常务秘书…
in Chinese (Traditional) (政府行政部門的)常務秘書…
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