U.S. secretary of State John Kerry is to announce a resumption of talks on Friday!
And, oh yes, secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, one of the Grand Old Partiers serving in Obamaland.
Defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld loathed nation building, which he believed bred dependence.
And then Don turns around and treats her like a secretary again, too!
As secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton has helped build a strong Democratic advantage on foreign-policy issues.
"We have begun by being frank; we should continue so," said the secretary presently.
The secretary's letter remained unanswered for several days.
No secretary cherished the delusion that he was running the Province.
About five o'clock he started off to call on Pen, and tell her about the secretary's letter.
The secretary was no more fortunate with his dinner partner.
late 14c., "person entrusted with secrets," from Medieval Latin secretarius "clerk, notary, confidential officer, confidant," a title applied to various confidential officers, noun use of adjective meaning "private, secret, pertaining to private or secret matters" (cf. Latin secretarium "a council-chamber, conclave, consistory"), from Latin secretum "a secret, a hidden thing" (see secret (n.)).
Meaning "person who keeps records, write letters, etc.," originally for a king, first recorded c.1400. As title of ministers presiding over executive departments of state, it is from 1590s. The word also is used in both French and English to mean "a private desk," sometimes in French form secretaire. The South African secretary bird so called (1786) in reference to its crest, which, when smooth, resembles a pen stuck over the ear. Cf. Late Latin silentiarius "privy councilor, 'silentiary," from Latin silentium "a being silent."