Meaning of “secretary general” in the English Dictionary

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secretary generalnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌsek.rə.tər.i ˈdʒen.ər.əl/ us /ˌsek.rə.ter.i ˈdʒen.ɚ.əl/ plural secretaries general

The secretary general of an organization is its most important official:

My moral duty as Secretary General of the United Nations is to do everything possible to avoid war.

(Definition of “secretary general” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)