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Noun: Secretary of State (Secretaries of State)
  1. The person who holds the secretaryship of the Department of State
    "the first Secretary of State was Thomas Jefferson"
     
  2. The position of the head of the State Department
    "the position of Secretary of State was established in 1789"
Noun: secretary of state (ssecretaries of state)
  1. A government minister for foreign relations
    - foreign minister

Derived forms: Secretaries of State

Type of: government minister, minister, secretary, secretaryship

Part of: United States Cabinet, US Cabinet

Encyclopedia: Secretary of State

Secretary of state