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Secretary vs. Secretariat

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Secretarynoun

(obsolete) Someone entrusted with a secret; a confidant.

Secretariatnoun

The office or department of a government secretary.

Secretarynoun

A person who keeps records, takes notes and handles general clerical work.

Secretariatnoun

The office of a secretary; the place where a secretary transacts business, keeps records, etc.

Secretarynoun

The head of a department of government.

Secretariatnoun

an administrative unit responsible for maintaining records and other secretarial duties; especially for international organizations

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Secretarynoun

A managerial or leading position in certain non-profit organizations, such as political parties, trade unions, international organizations.

‘Ban Ki-Moon was a secretary general of the United Nations.’;

Secretariatnoun

thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1973

Secretarynoun

(US) A type of desk, secretary desk; a secretaire.

Secretarynoun

A secretary bird, a bird of the species Sagittarius serpentarius.

Secretaryverb

(transitive) To serve as a secretary of.

Secretarynoun

One who keeps, or is intrusted with, secrets.

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Secretarynoun

A person employed to write orders, letters, dispatches, public or private papers, records, and the like; an official scribe, amanuensis, or writer; one who attends to correspondence, and transacts other business, for an association, a public body, or an individual.

‘That which is most of all profitable is acquaintance with the secretaries, and employed men of ambassadors.’;

Secretarynoun

An officer of state whose business is to superintend and manage the affairs of a particular department of government, and who is usually a member of the cabinet or advisory council of the chief executive; as, the secretary of state, who conducts the correspondence and attends to the relations of a government with foreign courts; the secretary of the treasury, who manages the department of finance; the secretary of war, etc.

Secretarynoun

A piece of furniture, with conveniences for writing and for the arrangement of papers; an escritoire.

Secretarynoun

The secretary bird.

Secretarynoun

a person who is head of an administrative department of government

Secretarynoun

an assistant who handles correspondence and clerical work for a boss or an organization

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Secretarynoun

a person to whom a secret is entrusted

Secretarynoun

a desk used for writing

Secretarynoun

a person employed by an individual or in an office to assist with correspondence, make appointments, and carry out administrative tasks

‘she was secretary to David Wilby MP’;

Secretarynoun

an official of a society or other organization who conducts its correspondence and keeps its records

‘she was secretary of the Women's Labour League’;

Secretarynoun

the principal assistant of a UK government minister or ambassador

‘Chief Secretary to the Treasury’;

Secretarynoun

an official in charge of a US government department.

Secretary

A secretary, administrative professional, or personal assistant is a person whose work consists of supporting management, including executives, using a variety of project management, communication, or organizational skills. However this role should not be confused with the role of an executive secretary, who differs from a personal assistant.

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