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secretary bird a large black and gray-blue African bird of prey with a long neck, long legs, and a crest of long feathers that resemble quills.
secretary-general the chief executive of a secretariat.
secretary of state (cap.) the person who heads the U.S. Department of State. [4 definitions]
secrete1 to generate or separate (a fluid or other substance) from an organism's cells or fluids and then release (it) into the organism's system.
secrete2 to hide or conceal.
secretin a hormone secreted by the small intestine that stimulates the production of pancreatic juice and bile as part of the digestive process.
secretion the act or process, in a cell or gland, of separating or generating a fluid or other substance from body cells or fluids and then releasing it into the body's system. [2 definitions]
secretive tending to secrecy.
secretly in a secret manner, so as to conceal the action from others involved. [2 definitions]
secretory of, having the function of, or pertaining to secretion; secreting. [2 definitions]
secret police a police force that conducts undercover operations designed to discourage opposition to the government.
secret service a government service that conducts espionage and other undercover operations so as to gain knowledge of, and often to frustrate the activities of, hostile individuals, groups, and governments. [2 definitions]
secret society an organized group that keeps some of its activities or rituals secret from nonmembers.
-sect to cut or divide.
sect any group, esp. a religious group such as a denomination, that is united by a common belief, ritual, or the like. [2 definitions]
sectarian of, concerning, or typical of a sect, sects, or members of sects. [4 definitions]
sectary a member of a sect, esp. a dissenting sect. [2 definitions]
section any part of a whole, or a part that is separated from it or regarded as distinct from the whole. [9 definitions]
sectional of or relating to particular sections or regions. [3 definitions]
sectionalism an intense, sometimes excessive, regard for local interests or concerns.
sectionalize to divide into sections or regions.