Secretary of State

noun phrase

Definition of Secretary of State

1 : the head of the U.S. government department that is in charge of how the country relates to and deals with foreign countries
2 : the head of one of several important departments of the British government
  • the Secretary of State for Home Affairs

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secretary play
  1. : one employed to handle correspondence and manage routine and detail work for a superior

  2. : an officer of a business concern who may keep records of directors' and stockholders' meetings and of stock ownership and transfer and help supervise the company's legal interests

  3. : an officer of an organization or society responsible for its records and correspondence

state play
  1. : mode or condition of being

  2. : condition of mind or temperament

  3. : a condition of abnormal tension or excitement

  1. : to set by regulation or authority

  2. : to express the particulars of especially in words : report


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