secretary-general definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. secretaries-general
the chief administrative officer of an organization, in charge of a secretariat
secretary-general definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. sec·re·tar·ies-gen·er·al
A principal executive officer, as in certain political parties or governmental bodies such as the United Nations.