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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Matt lives with his parents and works as an admin assistant with the business operations team at the Pendine Park care organisation, Wrexham, where he runs regular boccia sessions for residents.
He worked his way up through the ranks of the legal profession, starting as an admin assistant and going on to be a criminal defence solicitor with higher rights, meaning he could represent clients in the crown court.
Window fitter Johnpaul Garner and admin assistant Sarah Louise Garner, of Ashington, married at St Bartholomew's Church, Newbiggin by the Sea.
029 2023 5555 THEATRE The Universe plc Admin assistant Guy, has his normal routine altered when he meets God in a coffee shop - but God isn't what he was expecting.
A high number of United States Embassy officials were also present at the inauguration including Ms Cheryl Dukelow (Commercial Counselor), Ayan Ali Khan (Commercial Specialist), Rashid Y Raja (Agricultural Specialist) and Anthony Alfonso (Admin Assistant).
Admin assistant Clare Louise, 30, and her husband Steven, 35, started a disability academy in the community after completing the SFA course in coaching footballers with disabilities.
Whether you are a Qualified Nurse or an Admin Assistant you can still make a difference to people's lives.
The then 21-year-old admin assistant even brought forward her wedding by several months so she could walk up the aisle before radiotherapy and chemo made her hair fall out.
Working alongside Courtney Lane - the intelligent and insightful admin assistant at his parents' detective agency - Travis gets drawn into a situation that is far more dangerous than he could ever have anticipated.
* 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)
At Conwy Council, an admin assistant was given a final written warning for spending time shopping online.