executive secretary


: a secretary having administrative duties
especially : an official responsible for administering the activities and business affairs of an organization

Examples of executive secretary in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of executive secretary was in 1915

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“Executive secretary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/executive%20secretary. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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