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Definition of secretary noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. secretaries) (abbreviation Sec.)
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  1. 1a person who works in an office, working for another person, dealing with letters and telephone calls, typing, keeping records, arranging meetings with people, etc. a legal/medical secretary Please contact my secretary to make an appointment. see also executive secretary, private secretary
  2. 2an official of a club, society, etc. who deals with writing letters, keeping records, and making business arrangements the membership secretary
  3. 3the head of a government department, chosen by the President Secretary of the Treasury
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