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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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Secretaries as well as representatives of NGOs apprised the meeting of their emergency response to the natural calamity, ongoing programs and overall performance of their respective organizations.
Duterte will arrive here Tuesday night with 16 Cabinet secretaries joining the official delegation.
The meeting was attended by the Chairman Planning and Development Board Muhammad Waseem, Additional Chief Secretaries and Secretaries of all departments.
He maintained that the secretaries must strengthen monitoring and vigilance of their department, eradicate corruption and maintain transparency, as per rules and regulations.
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Hotiana also got introduced the SGA andCD Secretaries and personal staff, with Muhammad Siddique Memon.
By James Gatdet Dak October 4, 2008 (JUBA) -- The First Vice President of the Republic of Sudan, President of the Government of Southern Sudan and Chairperson of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM), General Salva Kiir Mayardit, has issued a Party's Order appointing SPLM Secretaries to the National, Southern and Northern Sectors' respective Secretariats.
Poll numbers are what they are, but doggone it, I'll tell you it is those of us who have kept our eye on the ball, have patience, a sense of history, and a little bit of spine and guts to us are going to prevail, and I say that not just about talk-show guys or even defense secretaries, but people in our uniform doing the noble work of this war.
Bolten worked out an arrangement that gives Paulson enormous influence, far more than was given to the two previous Treasury Secretaries in the Bush administration, Paul O'Neill and John Snow.

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