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Definition of Secretary

Secretary

  1. One who keeps, or is intrusted with, secrets.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. A piece of furniture, with conveniences for writing and for the arrangement of papers; an escritoire.
  5. The secretary bird.

Secretary Quotations

I have here in my hand a list of two hundred and five people that were known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping the policy of the State Department.
Joseph R. McCarthy

When I look back over my life it's almost as if there was a plan laid out for me - from the little girl who was so passionate about animals who longed to go to Africa and whose family couldn't afford to put her through college. Everyone laughed at my dreams. I was supposed to be a secretary in Bournemouth.
Jane Goodall

No woman in my time will be prime minister or chancellor or foreign secretary - not the top jobs. Anyway, I wouldn't want to be prime minister; you have to give yourself 100 percent.
Margaret Thatcher

The first thing the secretary types is the boss.
Donald Trump

I am neither frustrated nor planning anything other than being the best Secretary of State I could be.
Hillary Clinton
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Secretary Translations

secretary in Afrikaans is sekretaresse
secretary in Dutch is secretaresse
secretary in Finnish is sihteeri
secretary in Italian is segretaria, segretario
secretary in Swedish is sekreterare
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