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secretary

1. (in Britain) a senior civil servant who assists a government minister
2. (in the US and New Zealand) the head of a government administrative department
3. (in Britain) See secretary of state
4. (in Australia) the head of a public service department
5. Diplomacy the assistant to an ambassador or diplomatic minister of certain countries
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Furthermore, Leinonen notes, "[D]uring Byrnes's secretaryship configurations in the field of power politics were created that could not subsequently be dismantled.
They wrote: "The social decadence of the Rangers may be dated from the day Mr Peter McNeil resigned the match secretaryship and JW Mackay took it up.
Once two of his debtors, became friend with some of his students such as "Rustam J." and gave him huge bribe; Rustam J., who sometimes did the secretaryship, stole his documents and gave them to the debtors.
NO loss to the diplomatic service, Andrew Halstead has risen to the secretaryship of the Church of England Diocese of Birmingham.
He added: "The secretaryship of Cardiff Business Club was certainly something different - certainly not a passive, non-executive, trustee, council member type role where the work is done by staff for a part time executive.
(37) Losing one's obkom first secretaryship at the reunification of the obkom structures in the winter of 1964-65 virtually guaranteed that one's subsequent career would not match the average of those who were to come later in unified obkoms.
Instead, back in the USA there came the call to the general secretaryship of the RCA to which after much heart-searching Granberg-Michaelson offered himself in 1994, and in which he served for 17 years.
The foreign affairs secretaryship has historically been the premier position in the Cabinet, so much so that it is considered the preferred post of a winning president's running mate.
I do not see how the Foreign Mission Board could have made a finer selection than you for the secretaryship of Europe, Africa, and the Near East.
Her honorary secretaryship of the club over the past two decades was but a minor fraction of a much greater and wider commitment/service to our grand sport of athletics stretching back easily twice as long.
In 1824, the year he resigned his secretaryship, the CMS had nine different missions, thirty-five missionaries, and an annual income of 37,000 [pounds sterling].
But, at least for Nkrumah, such questions had to be postponed as he accepted the offer of the secretaryship of the United Gold Coast Convention, a new political party in the Gold Coast.