subsecretary

noun sub·sec·re·tary \ ˌsəb-ˈse-krə-ˌter-ē , -ˈse-kə-ˌter- , in rapid speech also -ˈsek-ˌter- , especially British -ˈse-k(r)ə-trē \
variants: or sub-secretary

Definition of subsecretary

plural subsecretaries or sub-secretaries
: a secretary who is subordinate to a another secretary
  • subsecretary of war

First Known Use of subsecretary

circa 1637

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