Geheimrat

noun

Ge·​heim·​rat
gəˈhīmˌrät,
G -räät
plural -s
: privy councilor

Word History

Etymology

German, from older geheimerat, from geheime, geheimde secrecy (from geheim, adjective, secret, from Middle High German, secret, familiar, pertaining to the household, from ge-, collective prefix—from Old High German gi- — + heim house, dwelling, from Old High German) + rat counselor, counsel, from Old High German rāt advice, provisions

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“Geheimrat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Geheimrat. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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