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undersecretary

noun [C] uk   /ˌʌn.dəˈsek.rə.tər.i/ us    /-dɚˈsek.rə.ter.i/
a person who works for and has a slightly lower rank than the secretary (= person in charge) of a government department: She's Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs.
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