Definition of undersecretary noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌʌndəˈsekrətri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌndərˈsekrəteri//
    (pl. undersecretaries)
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  1. 1(in Britain) a senior civil servant in charge of one part of a government department compare Permanent Undersecretary
  2. 2(in Britain) a junior minister who reports to the minister in charge of a government department
  3. 3(in the US) an official of high rank in a government department, directly below a member of a cabinet
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: undersecretary