Undersecretary
Undersecretary Un`der*sec"re*ta*ry, n. A secretary who is subordinate to the chief secretary; an assistant secretary; as, an undersecretary of the Treasury. [1913 Webster]

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  • undersecretary — [un΄dərsek′rə ter΄ē] n. pl. undersecretaries an assistant secretary: in U.S. government, under secretary * * * un·der·sec·re·tar·y (ŭn dər sĕkʹrə tĕr ē) n. pl. un·der·sec·re·tar·ies An official directly subordinate to a member of a cabinet.   un… …   Universalium

  • undersecretary — ► NOUN (pl. undersecretaries) 1) (in the UK) a junior minister or senior civil servant. 2) (in the US) the principal assistant to a member of the cabinet …   English terms dictionary

  • undersecretary — [un΄dərsek′rə ter΄ē] n. pl. undersecretaries an assistant secretary: in U.S. government, under secretary …   English World dictionary

  • Undersecretary — An undersecretary is an executive government official in many countries, frequently a career public servant, who typically acts as a senior administrator or second in command to a politically appointed Cabinet Minister or other government… …   Wikipedia

  • undersecretary — UK [ˌʌndə(r)ˈsekrət(ə)rɪ] / US [ˌʌndərˈsekrəˌterɪ] noun [countable] Word forms undersecretary : singular undersecretary plural undersecretaries in the US, an important government official whose rank is below secretary a) in the UK, a junior… …   English dictionary

  • undersecretary — noun Date: 1687 a secretary immediately subordinate to a principal secretary < undersecretary of health > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • undersecretary — noun An administrator immediately subordinate to a head of a government department or to a member of a cabinet …   Wiktionary

  • undersecretary — Synonyms and related words: alderman, archon, bailie, burghermaster, burgomaster, cabinet member, cabinet minister, chancellor, city councilman, city father, city manager, commissar, commissioner, councillor, councilman, councilwoman, county… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • undersecretary — un|der|sec|re|ta|ry [ˌʌndəˈsekrətəri US ˈʌndərˌsekrəteri] n plural undersecretaries 1.) a very important official in a US government department who is one position in rank below the ↑secretary 2.) a minister in a British government department,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • undersecretary — un|der|sec|re|tar|y [ ,ʌndər sekrə,teri ] noun count in the U.S., an important government official whose rank is below secretary a. in the U.K., a junior government official in a government department b. in the U.K., a senior CIVIL SERVANT… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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