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undersecretariat

[uhn-der-sek-ri-tair-ee-it, uhn-der-sek-ri-ter-] /ˌʌn dərˌsɛk rɪˈtɛər i ɪt, ˈʌn dərˌsɛk rɪˌtɛr-/
noun
1.
a department or section of a ministry of which an under secretary is in charge.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; under- + secretariat
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