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Meaning of secretariat

sec•re•tar•i•at

Pronunciation: (sek"ri-târ'ē-ut), [key]
— n.
  1. the officials or office entrusted with administrative duties, maintaining records, and overseeing or performing secretarial duties, esp. for an international organization: the secretariat of the United Nations.
  2. a group or department of secretaries.
  3. the place where a secretary transacts business, preserves records, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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