secretary noun definition in Professions topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 noun: Professions topic
1 a 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. 2 an official of a club, society, etc. who deals with writing letters, keeping records, and making business arrangements the membership secretary3 Secretary = Secretary of State4 (US English) the head of a government department, chosen by the President Secretary of the Treasury5 (in Britain) an assistant of a government minister, an ambassador, etc.

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