Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The department administered by a governmental secretary, especially for an international organization.
  • noun The office occupied by such a department.
  • noun The office or position of a governmental secretary.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as secretariate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The office of a secretary; the place where a secretary transacts business, keeps records, etc.

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  • noun The office or department of a government secretary.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1973
  • noun an administrative unit responsible for maintaining records and other secretarial duties; especially for international organizations

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French secrétariat, from Old French, from Medieval Latin sēcrētāriātus, from sēcrētārius, secretary; see secretary.]

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From French secrétariat.

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  • This is also the name of a horse.

    September 28, 2012