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Definition of Permanent Undersecretary noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Permanent Undersecretary

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌpɜːmənənt ˈʌndəsekrətri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpɜːrmənənt ˈʌndərsekrəteri//
 
(also Permanent Secretary)
 
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(in Britain) a person of high rank in the civil service, who advises a Secretary of State compare undersecretary