The secretariat to the high ranking government official was privy to highly classified information.
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 sēcrētāriātus from sēcrētārius secretary ; see secretary .
From French secrÃ©tariat.