What does "Secretary" mean?


(n.) A person employed to write orders, letters, dispatches, public or private papers, records, and the like; an official scribe, amanuensis, or writer; one who attends to correspondence, and transacts other business, for an association, a public body, or an individual (n.) A piece of furniture, with conveniences for writing and for the arrangement of papers; an escritoire (n.) An officer of state whose business is to superintend and manage the affairs of a particular department of government, and who is usually a member of the cabinet or advisory council of the chief executive; as, the secretary of state, who conducts the correspondence and attends to the relations of a government with foreign courts; the secretary of the treasury, who manages the department of finance; the secretary of war, etc (n.) One who keeps, or is intrusted with, secrets (n.) The secretary bird

Synonyms repository, escritoire, secretaire, writing table, secretarial assistant

Word Family secretarial, secretaries, secretaryship