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Home Secretary

noun, British
the secretary of state for the Home Office.
Origin of Home Secretary
1790-1800 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • My object in this letter was to obtain permission to petition the Home Secretary for liberty to go abroad.

    Six Years in the Prisons of England A Merchant - Anonymous
  • Parliament was in session, and the Home Secretary was at the afternoon sitting of the House.

    A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine
  • Yet all our penal authorities, from the Home Secretary downwards, know all there is to be known about it.

    London's Underworld Thomas Holmes
  • She knows why the Home Secretary was absent from the last division.

  • The Home Secretary remained inflexible; the great petitions discharged their signatures at him in vain.

    The Big Bow Mystery I. Zangwill
British Dictionary definitions for Home Secretary

Home Secretary

(Brit, government) short for Secretary of State for the Home Department; the head of the Home Office
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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