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undersecretary

noun
     
Related topics: Officials
un‧der‧sec‧re‧ta‧ry plural undersecretaries [countable]
1PGO a very important official in a US government department who is one position in rank below the secretary
2 a minister in a British government department, who is one position in rank below the minister who is in charge of that department
3PGO a government official who is in charge of the daily work of a British government department

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