Other Word Forms of Secretary
Origin of Secretary
From Medieval Latin secretarius (“one entrusted with secrets"), from Latin secretus (“private, secret"), past participle of secernere (“to separate, set apart"), from se- (“apart") + cernere (“to separate").
Middle English secretarie from Medieval Latin sēcrētārius confidential officer, clerk from Latin sēcrētus secret secret
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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