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secretary

sec·re·tar·y

secretary

 
 
pronunciation:
se kr teI ri
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part of speech: noun
inflections: secretaries
definition 1: a person who writes letters, keeps records straight, and manages mail. A secretary might work for another person or for a business.
 
definition 2: (often capitalized) an official who is the head of a government department.
definition 3: a piece of furniture that has a desk top, drawers, and shelves for books.
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The word secretary contains the following part:
-ary2 Latin noun-forming suffix that means a person, thing, or place associated with