His career began with a secretaryship to an Imperial princess.
And it was also agreed that Chaigneux' future son-in-law should have his secretaryship.
Now the secretaryship would be a periodical source of more annoying trouble to me than all the rest of the fortnight put together.
The mission at Florence is to give away, and I am here to ask for the secretaryship.
I am told that Reardon has had the offer of a secretaryship to a boys' home, or something of the kind, at Croydon.
In 1715 he quitted his secretaryship for a seat at the Board of Trade.
A portion of this sum was embezzled by a young person unhappily intrusted with the secretaryship.
Temple was forty-six when he refused a secretaryship of State in 1674.
During the two years of his secretaryship the young man had learned the significance of such postponements.
It's not only here that you manœuvre for that secretaryship!
late 14c., "person entrusted with secrets," from Medieval Latin secretarius "clerk, notary, confidential officer, confidant," a title applied to various confidential officers, noun use of adjective meaning "private, secret, pertaining to private or secret matters" (cf. Latin secretarium "a council-chamber, conclave, consistory"), from Latin secretum "a secret, a hidden thing" (see secret (n.)).
Meaning "person who keeps records, write letters, etc.," originally for a king, first recorded c.1400. As title of ministers presiding over executive departments of state, it is from 1590s. The word also is used in both French and English to mean "a private desk," sometimes in French form secretaire. The South African secretary bird so called (1786) in reference to its crest, which, when smooth, resembles a pen stuck over the ear. Cf. Late Latin silentiarius "privy councilor, 'silentiary," from Latin silentium "a being silent."