the officials or office entrusted with administrative duties, maintaining records, and overseeing or performing secretarial duties, especially for an international organization:
the secretariat of the United Nations.
a group or department of secretaries.
the place where a secretary transacts business, preserves records, etc.
an office responsible for the secretarial, clerical, and administrative affairs of a legislative body, executive council, or international organization
the staff of such an office
the building or rooms in which such an office is housed
a body of secretaries
a secretary’s place of work; office
the position of a secretary
noun 1. a large, long-legged, raptorial bird, Sagittarius serpentarius, of Africa, that feeds on reptiles. secretary bird noun 1. a large African long-legged diurnal bird of prey, Sagittarius serpentarius, having a crest and tail of long feathers and feeding chiefly on snakes: family Sagittariidae, order Falconiformes (hawks, falcons, etc)
[sek-ri-ter-ee-jen-er-uh l] /ˈsɛk rɪˌtɛr iˈdʒɛn ər əl/ noun, plural secretaries-general. 1. the head or chief administrative officer of a secretariat. secretary-general noun (pl) secretaries-general 1. a chief administrative official, as of the United Nations
- Secretary of defense
secretary of defense definition The civilian head of the United States Department of Defense and a member of the cabinet, appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. The secretary of defense works with civilian and military advisers to formulate American military policies and make foreign policy recommendations to the president.
or Secretary of State noun 1. the head and chief administrator of the U.S. Department of State. Compare foreign minister. 2. British. any of several ministers in the British government: A new secretary of state for the Home Department has been appointed. 3. (in the U.S.) the appointed or elected official in a state government […]