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English definition of “secretary”

secretary

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈsekrətəri/
OFFICE WORKER A2 someone who works in an office, typing letters, answering the telephone, and arranging meetings, etcOccupations and trades
OFFICIAL (also Secretary) an official who is in charge of a large department of the government: the Secretary of StateOccupations and tradesGovernment ministers and civil servants
(Definition of secretary from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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