ETYM French secrétaire; Late Lat. secretarius, originally, a confidant, one intrusted with secrets, from Latin secretum a secret. Related to Secret.
1. A person who is head of an administrative department of government.
2. A piece of furniture used for a writing desk; SYN. writing table, escritoire, secretaire.
3. An assistant who handles correspondence and clerical work for a boss or an organization; SYN. secretarial assistant.
Town in Maryland (USA).