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secretary-general

[sek-ri-ter-ee-jen-er-uh l]
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noun, plural sec·re·tar·ies-gen·er·al.
  1. the head or chief administrative officer of a secretariat.
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Origin of secretary-general

First recorded in 1695–1705
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secretary-general

noun plural secretaries-general
  1. a chief administrative official, as of the United Nations
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