a person who attends to the individual or confidential correspondence, files, etc., of a business executive, official, or the like.
Origin of private secretary
First recorded in 1765–75
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
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Historical Examples of private secretary
He was Orion's private secretary, but there was no private-secretary work to do, and no salary attached to the position.
He had not changed in the least; he probably never would change from being the private-secretary type of lawyer.
British Dictionary definitions for private secretary
a secretary entrusted with the personal and confidential matters of a business executive
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