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English noun: Secretary of State

1. Secretary of State (person) the person who holds the secretaryship of the Department of State

SamplesThe first Secretary of State was Thomas Jefferson.

Broader (hypernym)secretary

2. secretary of state (person) a government minister for foreign relations

Synonymsforeign minister

Broader (hypernym)government minister, minister

3. Secretary of State (act) the position of the head of the State Department

SamplesThe position of Secretary of State was established in 1789.

Broader (hypernym)secretaryship

Member meronymUnited States Cabinet, US Cabinet

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