noun (often initial capital letters)
Origin of under secretary
Examples from the Web for undersecretary
He thought he would earn some points with her considering her opposition to him taking the job as undersecretary.Spy Chief James Clapper: We Can’t Stop Another Snowden|Eli Lake|February 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dov Zakheim 2003: Undersecretary of Defense as comptroller for the Pentagon.Few Regrets as Neoconservative Advocates for Iraq Invasion Look Back|Eli Lake|March 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
From 2001 to 2009, Ambassador Dobriansky served as undersecretary of state for democracy and global affairs.
Previously, Ambassador Hughes served President George W. Bush as undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs.
And as undersecretary for Democracy and Global Affairs, she has a historic workload.
Was Undersecretary for the Colonies in a late Administration.Adventures of Sherlock Holmes|A. Conan Doyle
He is now a kind of undersecretary in the office of our secret diplomacy, and a member of the Legion of Honour.Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete|Lewis Goldsmith
"It's the exact timing, and the detail of execution that scares me, Mr. President," the Undersecretary of State was saying.Prologue to an Analogue|Leigh Richmond
Involuntarily she glanced at the Undersecretary, and her eyes spoke so plainly that he could not avoid taking a decisive step.The Saint|Antonio Fogazzaro
"Yes, very great," replied the undersecretary, with a warmth which one does not look for in a professional politician.Nell, of Shorne Mills|Charles Garvice
British Dictionary definitions for undersecretary
noun plural -taries
- any of various senior civil servants in certain government departments
- short for undersecretary of state: any of various high officials subordinate only to the minister in charge of a department