secretaire

secretaire

[sek-ri-tair]
noun French Furniture.
any writing desk resembling a secretary.

Origin:
1810–20; < French secrétaire secretary

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secretaire (ˌsɛkrɪˈtɛə)
 
n
an enclosed writing desk, usually having an upper cabinet section
 
[C19: from French secrétaire; see secretary]

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secretaire
cabinet for private papers, 1771, from Fr. secréraire, from M.L. secretarius (see secretary). Anglicized form secretary is attested from 1803.
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