undersecretary

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noun un·der·sec·re·tary \ˌən-dər-ˈse-krə-ˌter-ē, -ˈse-kə-\

Definition of undersecretary

  1. :  a secretary immediately subordinate to a principal secretary <undersecretary of health>

Examples of undersecretary in a sentence

  1. the U.S. Undersecretary of Defense

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First Known Use of undersecretary

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UNDERSECRETARY Defined for English Language Learners

undersecretary

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noun un·der·sec·re·tary \ˌən-dər-ˈse-krə-ˌter-ē, -ˈse-kə-\

Definition of undersecretary for English Language Learners

  • : a high-ranking government official who serves under a department secretary or other high official


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