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secretaire

[sek-ri-tair] /ˌsɛk rɪˈtɛər/
noun, French Furniture.
1.
any writing desk resembling a secretary.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < French secrétaire secretary
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secretaire

/ˌsɛkrɪˈtɛə/
noun
1.
an enclosed writing desk, usually having an upper cabinet section
Word Origin
C19: from French secrétaire; see secretary
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Word Origin and History for secretaire
n.

cabinet for private papers, 1771, from French secrétaire (13c.), from Medieval Latin secretarius (see secretary). Englished form secretary is attested in this sense from 1803.

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