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(Furniture) an enclosed writing desk, usually having an upper cabinet section
[C19: from French secrétaire; see secretary]
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(ˌsɛk rɪˈtɛər)

a writing desk; secretary.
[1810–20; < French secrétaire secretary]
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A drop-front desk, sometimes with drawers below and a bookcase above.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.secrétaire - a desk used for writingsecretaire - a desk used for writing    
desk - a piece of furniture with a writing surface and usually drawers or other compartments
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n (Brit) → Sekretär m
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[ˌsɛkrɪˈtɛəʳ] nsecrétaire m inv
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Secretaire, you see, and abstruse set of solid mahogany pigeon-holes, one for every letter of the alphabet.
But his confidential friend and attendant, Monsieur Fiche proved that the ring had been presented to the said Madame de Belladonna two days before the Marquis's death, as were the bank- notes, jewels, Neapolitan and French bonds, &c., found in his lordship's secretaire and claimed by his heirs from that injured woman.
But sometimes Pauline would throw down her stitching in amused impatience, and, going to her dainty secretaire, write me a little message in the simplest baby French--which I would answer in French which would knit her brows for a moment or two, and then send her off in peals of laughter.
Le Secretaire general des Nations Unies, Antonio Guterres, est attendu, ce samedi en Republique democratique du Congo (RD Congo), pour une visite de trois jours, indique un communique diffuse par son porte-parole, Stephane Dujarric.
Au sujet de leur exclusion, Hamlaoui, secretaire general de l'Union de wilaya de Bejaia, indique qu'aucune notification n'a ete envoyee aux personnes concernees, contrairement aux declarations du secretaire general charge des relations generales, Ahmed Guetiche qui avait confirme la suspension decidee par la CEN tenue 11 avril dernier a Oran.
Dernierement, Washington a qualifie de [beaucoup moins que]constructive[beaucoup plus grand que] la participation marocaine aux pourparlers inities par l'envoye personnel du secretaire general de l'ONU pour la Sahara, Horst KE[micro]hler.
Le conseil de la choura du mouvement Ennahdha a officiellement elu Ali Laarayedh au poste de secretaire general du parti.
Khartoum\ Jiddah 29 Juin (SUNA)-le Secretaire general de l'Organisation de la Cooperation Islamique(OCI) a recu le matrice des besoins essentiels de l'etat du Sud-Kordofan.

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