secretary-general


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sec·re·tar·y-gen·er·al

(sĕk′rĭ-tĕr′ē-jĕn′ər-əl)
n. pl. sec·re·tar·ies-gen·er·al (sĕk′rĭ-tĕr′ēz-)
A principal executive officer, as in certain political parties or governmental bodies such as the United Nations.

secretary-general

n, pl secretaries-general
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a chief administrative official, as of the United Nations

sec′retary-gen′eral



n., pl. secretaries-general.
the chief administrative officer of a secretariat.
[1695–1705]
Translations

secretary-general

[ˈsekrətrɪˈdʒenərəl] N (secretaries-general (pl)) → secretario-general/secretaria-general m/f

secretary-general

[ˌsɛkrətrɪˈdʒɛnrl] nsegretario generale
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He said the secretary-general was aware of the developments and was keeping a watch on the situation.
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Assistant Secretary General for Palestine and the Occupied Territories Said Abu Ali, Assistant Secretary-General head of the final control division Mauritanian Mohammed Al-Amin Ould Akik were also sworn in.
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Moroccan parliament secretary-general Najeeb Al Khedi was elected vice-chairman, while Yemen's parliament secretary-general Abdulla Sofan, Jordan's Ayan Council secretary-general Khalid Al Louzy and Lebanese parliament secretary-general Adnan Daher were voted board members.

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