noting, of, or pertaining to a secretary or a secretary's skills and work: a secretarial school.

1795–1805; secretary + -al1

nonsecretarial, adjective
subsecretarial, adjective
unsecretarial, adjective Unabridged
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secretary (ˈsɛkrətrɪ, -)
n , pl -taries
1.  a person who handles correspondence, keeps records, and does general clerical work for an individual, organization, etc
2.  the official manager of the day-to-day business of a society or board
3.  (in Britain) a senior civil servant who assists a government minister
4.  (in the US and New Zealand) the head of a government administrative department
5.  (in Britain) See secretary of state
6.  (in Australia) the head of a public service department
7.  diplomacy the assistant to an ambassador or diplomatic minister of certain countries
8.  another name for secretaire
[C14: from Medieval Latin sēcrētārius, from Latin sēcrētum something hidden; see secret]

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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.
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