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Date: 1800-1900
Language: French
Origin: secrétariat, from Medieval Latin secretarius; SECRETARY

secretariat

noun
     
Related topics: Politics
sec‧re‧tar‧i‧at [countable]
P a government office or the office of a large international organization, especially one that has a secretary general in charge of it:
the United Nations Secretariat in New York

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