Variant of secretary
noun pl. secretaries
- a person whose work is keeping records, taking care of correspondence and other writing tasks, etc. as for an individual in a business office
- an officer of a company, club, etc. having somewhat similar functions
- ☆ an official in charge of a department of government
- a writing desk, esp. one topped with a small bookcase
Origin: ML secretarius, one entrusted with secrets < L secretum: see secret
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