Meaning of SECRETARY in English

noun (plural -taries) Etymology: Middle English secretarie, from Medieval Latin secretarius, confidential employee, ~, from Latin secretum secret, from neuter of secretus Date: 15th century one employed to handle correspondence and manage routine and detail work for a superior, 2. an officer of a business concern who may keep records of directors' and stockholders' meetings and of stock ownership and transfer and help supervise the company's legal interests, an officer of an organization or society responsible for its records and correspondence, an officer of state who superintends a government administrative department , 4. writing desk , escritoire , a writing desk with a top section for books, secretarial adjective ~ship noun

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