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[sek-ri-tair-ee-uh l] /ˌsɛk rɪˈtɛər i əl/
noting, of, or pertaining to a secretary or a secretary's skills and work:
a secretarial school.
Origin of secretarial
1795-1805; secretary + -al1
Related forms
nonsecretarial, adjective
subsecretarial, adjective
unsecretarial, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The university provides offices and work-study students to help with the secretarial work.
  • As office automation continues to evolve, retraining and continuing education will remain an integral part of secretarial jobs.
  • The comprehensive business center offers multilingual secretarial services.
  • In addition, corporate travelers can utilize the full-service business center and secretarial support.
  • For those traveling on business, this motel also provides secretarial services, plus fax and copying facilities.
  • Corporate guests can also make use of an unstaffed business center, conference rooms, media equipment and secretarial services.
  • They can also reserve secretarial and courier services if necessary.
  • Business travelers may take advantage of the business center, meeting rooms, notary public and secretarial services.
  • secretarial support, copy and fax machines, express mail delivery and messenger service are available in the business center.
  • Hotel business centers go above and beyond copiers and printers, offering secretarial services and meeting planning.
Word Origin and History for secretarial

1801, from stem of secretary (Medieval Latin secretarius) + -al (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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