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Secretary of State

noun [C] uk   us  
( also Secretary) in the UK, a Member of Parliament who is in charge of a government department: She became Secretary of State for Education after spending three years as Environment Secretary. Was the conference a success, Foreign Secretary? in the US, an important government official who has responsibility for relationships with the governments of other countries
Translations of “Secretary of State”
in Chinese (Traditional) (英國)國務大臣, (美國)國務卿…
in Chinese (Simplified) (英国)国务大臣, (美国)国务卿…
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