Meaning of SECRETARY in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈse-krə-ˌter-ē, ˈse-kə-ˌter-, in rapid speech also ]

ˈsek-ˌter-, especially Brit ˈse-k(r)ə-trē noun

( plural -tar·ies )

Etymology: Middle English secretarie, from Medieval Latin secretarius, confidential employee, secretary, from Latin secretum secret, from neuter of secretus

Date: 15th century

1. : one employed to handle correspondence and manage routine and detail work for a superior


a. : 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

b. : an officer of an organization or society responsible for its records and correspondence

3. : an officer of state who superintends a government administrative department

the secretary of labor


a. : writing desk , escritoire

b. : a writing desk with a top section for books

• sec·re·tar·i·al ˌse-krə-ˈter-ē-əl adjective

• sec·re·tary·ship ˈse-krə-ˌter-ē-ˌship noun


secretary 4b


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