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Noun: secretary  'se-kru,te-ree [N. Amer], se-kru-t(u-)ree [Brit]
  1. A person who is head of an administrative department of government
     
  2. An assistant who handles correspondence and clerical work for a boss or an organization
    - secretarial assistant
     
  3. A person to whom a secret is entrusted
    - repository
     
  4. A desk used for writing
    - writing table, escritoire, secretaire

Derived forms: secretaries

Type of: aid, assistant, chief, confidant, desk, head, help, helper, intimate, supporter, top dog

Encyclopedia: Secretary, Maryland