[sek-ri-ter-ee-jen-er-uh l] /ˈsɛk rɪˌtɛr iˈdʒɛn ər əl/
noun, plural secretaries-general.
the head or chief administrative officer of a secretariat.
noun (pl) secretaries-general
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 […]
noun, plural secretaries. 1. a person, usually an official, who is in charge of the records, correspondence, minutes of meetings, and related affairs of an organization, company, association, etc.: the secretary of the Linguistic Society of America. 2. a person employed to handle correspondence and do routine work in a business office, usually involving taking […]
noun 1. a vote in which the confidentiality of how one votes is safeguarded. 2. Australian ballot.