undersecretary


un·der·sec·re·tary

noun \ˌən-dər-ˈse-krə-ˌter-ē, -ˈse-kə-\

: a high-ranking government official who serves under a department secretary or other high official

Full Definition of UNDERSECRETARY

:  a secretary immediately subordinate to a principal secretary <undersecretary of health>

Examples of UNDERSECRETARY

  1. the U.S. Undersecretary of Defense

First Known Use of UNDERSECRETARY

1687

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