Secretariat is the staff or physical office of a governmental secretary.
An example of a secretariat is the Commonwealth Secretariat, the international organization of all members of the British Empire.
- the office, position, or quarters of a secretary, esp. of an administrative secretary in a government or organization
- a secretarial staff; specif., an administrative staff or department, headed by a secretary-general
Origin of secretariatFrench secrétariat ; from Medieval Latin secretariatus
- a. The department administered by a governmental secretary, especially for an international organization.b. The office occupied by such a department.
- The office or position of a governmental secretary.
Origin of secretariatFrench secrétariat, from Old French, from Medieval Latin s&emacron;cr&emacron;tariatus, from s&emacron;cr&emacron;tarius, secretary; see secretary.
From French secrÃ©tariat.