secretariat


sec·re·tar·i·at

noun \ˌse-krə-ˈter-ē-ət, -ē-ˌat\

: a department in a governmental organization that is headed by a secretary or a secretary-general

Full Definition of SECRETARIAT

1
:  the office of secretary
2
:  a secretarial corps; specifically :  the clerical staff of an organization
3
:  the administrative department of a governmental organization

Origin of SECRETARIAT

French secrétariat, from Medieval Latin secretariatus, from secretarius
First Known Use: 1811

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