secretarial

[ sek-ri-tair-ee-uh l ]
/ ˌsɛk rɪˈtɛər i əl /
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adjective

noting, of, or pertaining to a secretary or a secretary's skills and work: a secretarial school.

Origin of secretarial

First recorded in 1795–1805; secretary + -al1
Related formsnon·sec·re·tar·i·al, adjectivesub·sec·re·tar·i·al, adjectiveun·sec·re·tar·i·al, adjective
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Word Origin and History for secretarial

secretarial


adj.

1801, from stem of secretary (Medieval Latin secretarius) + -al (1).

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