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secretaire

[ sek-ri-tair ]
/ ˌsɛk rɪˈtɛər /
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noun French Furniture.
any writing desk resembling a secretary.
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Origin of secretaire

1810–20; <French secrétairesecretary
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British Dictionary definitions for secretaire

secretaire
/ (ˌsɛkrɪˈtɛə) /

noun
an enclosed writing desk, usually having an upper cabinet section

Word Origin for secretaire

C19: from French secrétaire; see secretary
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