Secretary of State
Secretary of State definition by Webster's New World
- the head of the State Department and senior official of the Cabinet, who is the president's chief foreign-policy advisor
- a state official having various administrative duties
Secretary of State - Cultural Definition
The head of the United States Department of State and, as leading member of the cabinet, fourth in line of succession to the presidency. The secretary of state is charged with formulating American foreign policy and conducting relations with other nations.