Secretariat Definition

sĕkrĭ-târē-ĭt
noun
The department administered by a governmental secretary, especially for an international organization.
American Heritage
A secretarial staff; specif., an administrative staff or department, headed by a secretary-general.
Webster's New World
The office occupied by such a department.
American Heritage
The office, position, or quarters of a secretary, esp. of an administrative secretary in a government or organization.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Secretariat

Noun

Singular:
secretariat
Plural:
secretariats

Origin of Secretariat

  • French secrétariat from Old French from Medieval Latin sēcrētāriātus from sēcrētārius secretary secretary

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French secrétariat.

    From Wiktionary

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