secretary-general

noun
sec·​re·​tary-gen·​er·​al | \ ˈse-krə-ˌter-ē-ˈjen-rəl How to pronounce secretary-general (audio) , -ˈje-nə-rəl \
plural secretaries-general

Definition of secretary-general

: a principal administrative officer secretary-general of the United Nations

First Known Use of secretary-general

1701, in the meaning defined above

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“Secretary-general.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/secretary-general. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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