administrative secretary meaning, administrative secretary definition | English Cobuild dictionary




1    management of the affairs of an organization, such as a business or institution  
2    the duties of an administrator  
3    the body of people who administer an organization  
4    the conduct of the affairs of government  
5    term of office: often used of presidents, governments, etc.  
6    the executive branch of government along with the public service; the government as a whole  
7    often cap     (Chiefly U.S.)   the political executive, esp. of the U.S.; the government  
8      (Chiefly U.S.)   a government board, agency, authority, etc.  
9      (Property law)  
a    the conduct or disposal of the estate of a deceased person  
b    the management by a trustee of an estate subject to a trust  
a    the administering of something, such as a sacrament, oath, or medical treatment  
b    the thing that is administered  
   administrative             adj  
  administratively      adv  
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the secretary of state is required by the police and criminal evidence act to make provision by regulations for recording, in national police records, convictions and cautions for such offences as are required.


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