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private secretary

a person who attends to the individual or confidential correspondence, files, etc., of a business executive, official, or the like.
Origin of private secretary
1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He had not changed in the least; he probably never would change from being the private-secretary type of lawyer.

    The Clarion Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • He was Orion's private secretary, but there was no private-secretary work to do, and no salary attached to the position.

British Dictionary definitions for private-secretary

private secretary

a secretary entrusted with the personal and confidential matters of a business executive
a civil servant who acts as aide to a minister or senior government official Compare parliamentary private secretary
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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