subsecretary

noun
sub·​sec·​re·​tary | \ ˌsəb-ˈse-krə-ˌter-ē How to pronounce subsecretary (audio) , -ˈse-kə-ˌter-, in rapid speech also -ˈsek-ˌter-, especially British -ˈse-k(r)ə-trē \
variants: or sub-secretary
plural subsecretaries or sub-secretaries

Definition of subsecretary

: a secretary who is subordinate to a another secretary subsecretary of war

First Known Use of subsecretary

circa 1637, in the meaning defined above

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“Subsecretary.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subsecretary. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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