Definition of undersecretary
: a secretary immediately subordinate to a principal secretary —often capitalized when used as a title the British Undersecretary for India the Under Secretary of the Treasury
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Erdem previously served in the highest judicial body and as the undersecretary of the Justice Ministry.
The demands were outlined in detail at a first round of talks between Thomas Shannon, the U.S. undersecretary of state for political affairs, and Sergey Ryabkov, Russia’s deputy foreign minister, in New York last month.
For his part, Stengel, the undersecretary of state, is ready to leverage them.
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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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