under secretary

or un·der·sec·re·tar·y

[ uhn-der-sek-ri-ter-ee ]
/ ˈʌn dərˈsɛk rɪˌtɛr i /
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noun (often initial capital letters)

an official who is subordinate to a principal secretary, as in the U.S. cabinet: Under Secretary of the Treasury.

Origin of under secretary

First recorded in 1680–90
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