Secretary Definition

sĕkrĭ-tĕrē
secretaries
noun
secretaries
A person whose work is keeping records, taking care of correspondence and other writing tasks, etc. as for an individual in a business office.
Webster's New World
An officer who keeps records, takes minutes of the meetings, and answers correspondence, as for a company.
American Heritage
An officer of a company, club, etc. having somewhat similar functions.
Webster's New World
An official in charge of a department of government.
Webster's New World
A writing desk, esp. one topped with a small bookcase.
Webster's New World
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verb
To serve as a secretary of.
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Secretary

Noun

Singular:
secretary
Plural:
secretaries

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").

    From Wiktionary

  • 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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