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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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Following the implementation of BigHand, GPs have the ability to send all dictations to a customisable workflow, making the dictation available to all members of the secretarial team and an Ivy Court folder.
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Secretarial assistant, Jean said: "I am so proud of winning this award.
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Incorporated into the building is a business center with secretarial services and conference rooms.

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