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un·der·sec·re·tar·y

 (ŭn′dər-sĕk′rə-tĕr′ē)
n. pl. un·der·sec·re·tar·ies
An official directly subordinate to a member of a cabinet.

un′der·sec′re·tar′i·at (-târ′ē-ĭt) n.
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undersecretary

(ˌʌndəˈsɛkrətrɪ)
n, pl -taries
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Britain)
a. any of various senior civil servants in certain government departments
b. short for undersecretary of state: any of various high officials subordinate only to the minister in charge of a department
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the US) a high government official subordinate only to the secretary in charge of a department
ˌunderˈsecretaryˌship n
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.undersecretary - a secretary immediately subordinate to the head of a department of governmentundersecretary - a secretary immediately subordinate to the head of a department of government
secretary - a person who is head of an administrative department of government
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Translations

undersecretary

[ˌʌndəˈsɛkrətrɪ] nsottosegretario
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