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SECRETARY. An officer who, by order of his superior, writes letters and other instruments. He is so called because he is possessed of the secrets of his employer. This term wag used in France in 1343, and in England the term secretary was first applied to the clerks of the king, who being always near his person were called clerks of the secret, and in the reign of Henry VIII. the term secretary of state came into it.

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50 per hour), an admin assistant in Tetbury, Glos (PS8.
The thefts are alleged to have taken place between November 8, 2011 and May 4 last year while she was employed as an admin assistant at Little Acorn's nursery, based in the school.
At Conwy Council, an admin assistant was given a final written warning for spending time shopping online.
At Conwy Council, an admin assistant was given a final written warning for spending time browsing the Debenhams website and shopping online, while an instructor also received a final written warning for looking at wedding and crop circle websites.
Josie Stephens, 33, an admin assistant who believes in living the WAG lifestyle, is no stranger to overspending, and she has incurred debts up to 85,000 pounds.
Admin assistant Jo Blackett, who is in her 30s, took her nine-year-old son Connor to the show as a birthday treat.
She's joined by admin assistant Jemma Elliot, 20, hairdresser Emma Cater, 24, and sisters Kirsty Palmer, an 18-year-old childcare student and nursery nurse Josie, 24 and Joanna Wright, 16.
The airport says the two new positions - an environment systems officer and community relations and admin assistant - will help in ensuring its work in managing its environmental performance and developing relations with the local community.
Expression of interest for Recruitment of Admin Assistant for Capacity Development for Project Implementation
The business has taken on an admin assistant through Jobs Growth Wales and an interior designer on a Go Wales placement.
Gill, 34, an admin assistant for the NHS, said: "Our GP first told us the baby was due on New Year's Day, but when I went for the 12-week scan, they brought the due date forward to Christmas Day.
WITH WINGS: At the cheque presentation to Kirkwood Hospice from left, catering manager Yvette Marks-Noel, trust and legacy fundraiser Julie Shaw, admin assistant Virginia Grealy, senior sister Gillian Hinchliffe and and RAF Benevolent Fund regional director Geoff Ware (PW060112Fkirkwood-01)