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secretary-general

[ sek-ri-ter-ee-jen-er-uhl ]
/ 藞s蓻k r瑟藢t蓻r i藞d蕭蓻n 蓹r 蓹l /
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noun, plural sec路re路tar路ies-gen路er路al.
the head or chief administrative officer of a secretariat.
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Origin of secretary-general

First recorded in 1695鈥1705
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British Dictionary definitions for secretary-general

secretary-general

noun plural secretaries-general
a chief administrative official, as of the United Nations
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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