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secretary of state

n. pl. secretaries of state
1.
a. The president's chief advisor for foreign policy, head of the US State Department, and senior Cabinet official.
b. A state official who advises the governor on policy issues.
2. A high-ranking administrative official in a nation's government.

secretary of state

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Britain) the head of any of several government departments
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the US) the head of the government department in charge of foreign affairs (State Department)
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in certain US states) an official with various duties, such as keeping records

secretary of state

The head of a government department, for example foreign affairs or defense.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Secretary of State - the person who holds the secretaryship of the Department of State; "the first Secretary of State was Thomas Jefferson"
secretary - a person who is head of an administrative department of government
2.secretary of state - a government minister for foreign relationssecretary of state - a government minister for foreign relations
government minister, minister - a person appointed to a high office in the government; "Minister of Finance"
3.Secretary of State - the position of the head of the State Department; "the position of Secretary of State was established in 1789"
secretaryship - the position of secretary
United States Cabinet, US Cabinet - a board to advise the President; members are the secretaries of executive departments; the United States constitution does not provide for the cabinet
Translations
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Secretary of State

n (Brit) → ministro (Am) → segretario di Statoministro degli Esteri
Secretary of State for Education (Brit) → ministro della Pubblica Istruzione
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