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undersecretariat

[ uhn-der-sek-ri-tair-ee-it, uhn-der-sek-ri-ter- ]
/ ˌʌn dərˌsɛk rɪˈtɛər i ɪt, ˈʌn dərˌsɛk rɪˌtɛr- /
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noun
a department or section of a ministry of which an under secretary is in charge.
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Origin of undersecretariat

First recorded in 1945–50; under- + secretariat
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