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Definition of the noun secretariat

What does secretariat mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: secretariats

  1. an administrative unit responsible for maintaining records and other secretarial duties; especially for international organizations
  2. thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1973
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • instance of: thoroughbred = a racehorse belonging to a breed that originated from a cross between Arabian stallions and English mares

Alternative definition of the noun secretariat


  1. The office or department of a government secretary


Who is Secretariat?

Secretariat a.k.a. Bill Clinton: William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served from 1993 to 2001 as the 42nd President of the United States. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president. He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first president from the baby boomer generation. Clinton has been described as a New Democrat. Many of his policies have been attributed to a centrist Third Way philosophy of governance. Before becoming president, he was the Governor of Arkansas for five terms, serving from 1979 to 1981 and from 1983 to 1992. He was also the state's Attorney General from 1977 to 1979.


Secretariat was an American Thoroughbred racehorse that in 1973 became the first U.S. Triple Crown winner in 25 years. He set race records in all three events in the series – the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes – records that still stand today. He is considered to be one of the greatest Thoroughbreds of all time. In 1999, ESPN ranked Secretariat the 35th-best athlete of the 20th century, the highest-ranking racehorse on the list. He ranked second behind Man o' War in The Blood-Horse's List of the Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century. He was also ranked second behind Man o' War by a six-member panel of experts assembled by the Associated Press. He was also ranked second behind Man o' War by a Sports Illustrated panel of seven experts.

  • also known as Big Red, 秘書處
  • born on (44 years ago), child of Bold Ruler and Somethingroyal
  • died on (26 years ago)
  • some of the awards:
      • American Horse of the Year
      • American Champion Two-Year-Old Male Horse
      • Triple Crown Trophy (1973 Winner of U.S. Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing)
      • American Horse of the Year
      • American Champion Three-Year-Old Male Horse


Secretariat is a pantomime horse which appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.


  1. "Secretariat" is a book by William Nack, published in (40 years ago).
    • also known as "Secretariat: the making of a champion"
    • genre: Sports
    • subjects: Secretariat, Horse racing
  2. "Secretariat" is a book written by Raymond G. Woolfe, Jr. which was published in 2001 by The Derrydale Press.


"Secretariat" is a 2010 biographical sports drama film produced and released by Walt Disney Pictures and directed by Randall Wallace. The film chronicles the life of thoroughbred race horse Secretariat, winner of the Triple Crown in 1973. Diane Lane portrays Secretariat's owner, Penny Chenery, and John Malkovich plays the trainer, Lucien Laurin.


"Secretariat" is an artwork by Richard Stone Reeves.


The secretariat of an organization is the department that fulfils its central administrative or general secretary duties. The term is especially associated with governments and intergovernmental organizations such as the United Nations, although some non-governmental organizations also refer to their administrative department as their secretariat. The building or office complex that houses such a department may also be referred to as its secretariat or secretariat building.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Secretariat

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Google previewIndustrial Organization in Context (2010)

by Stephen Martin

The secretariat is a small administrative body that coordinates research tasks among a set of entities, which may...

Google previewHandbook of Globalization, Governance, and Public Administration (2006)

by Ali Farazmand, Jack Pinkowski

The UN Secretariat is a legal international public institution, which procures its resource, allocates, and distributes in the global governance, which aims at cooperation among various actors in managing world orders. Analogous to national ...

Google previewCode of Federal Regulations (2000)


The Executive Secretariat is a division within the Office of the Managing Director. The Executive Secretary is the recording officer for the Board of Directors and is responsible for maintaining the Finance Board's records, including copies of ...

Google previewThe Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America (1998)

The Executive Secretariat is a division within the Office of the Managing Director. The Executive Secretary is the recording officer for the Board of Directors and is responsible for maintaining the Finance Board's records, including copies of ...

Google previewA handbook for travellers in India, Burma, and Ceylon (1908)

including the provinces of Bengal, Bombay, Madras, the United Provinces of Agra and Lucknow, the Panjab, the North-West Frontier Province, Beluchistan ... etc by Herbert Charles Fanshawe

The old Secretariat is a fine large bungalow on a wide plateau. Above the Secretariat is St Andrew's Church, the foundation- stone of which was laid by Bishop Milman in 1870. The old church dales from 1843. There are tablets in it to George ...

Google previewThe American Journal of International Law (1922)

The Secretariat is a busy international clearing-house served ...

Google previewRussia and the World (2017)

Understanding International Relations by Natalia Tsvetkova

The SCO Secretariat is a permanent administrative organ consisting of international civil servants who work out organizational and technical measures providing a smooth functioning of the organization, particularly in the budget area .

Google previewCanada Investment, Trade Strategy and Agreements Handbook Volume 1 Strategic Information and Materials (2015)

by IBP, Inc.

The NAFTA Secretariat is an independent agency that is responsible for the impartial administration of the dispute settlement provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement. It has a Canadian, a Mexican, and a United States Section, ...

Google previewA Handbook for Travellers in India, Ceylon and Burma (1894)

Including the Provinces of Bengal, Bombay, and Madras, the Panjab, North-west Provinces, Rajputana, Central Provinces, Mysore, Etc., the Native States Assam and Cashmere by John Murray (Firm)

The old Secretariat is a fine large bungalow on a wide plateau, which looks more secure from a landslip than any other house about.

Google previewA Handbook for Travellers in India, Pakistan, Burma and Ceylon (1892)

The 263 old Secretariat is a fine large bungalow on a wide plateau, which looks more secure from a landslip than any other house about.

Google previewBuddhist Politics: Japan’s Clean Government Party (2012)

by A. Palmer

The party Secretariat is the administrative unit which has the responsibility for seeing ...

Google previewState Security in South Africa (1992)

Civil-military Relations Under P.W. Botha by James Michael Roherty

More critical than the Work Committee, the Secretariat is the permanent, full-time staff organization supporting the SSC and its Work Committee. Staff personnel are drawn from government departments (some on a rotating or "secondment" ...

Google previewPrecursors and Chemicals Frequently Used in the Illicit Manufacture of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances 2008 (2009)

by United Nations

INCB has a secretariat that assists it in the exercise of its treaty-related functions. The INCB secretariat is an administrative entity of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, but it reports solely to the Board on matters of substance.

Google previewThe Politics of Economic Development in Indonesia (2005)

Contending Perspectives by Vedi Hadiz

political agendas and often conflicting interests, the commonfeature ofthe development schemesofthe Departmentof Industry, BPPT and theState Secretariat is the emphasis theyplacedon the role ofthestatein guiding thedevelopment effort.

Google previewRwanda Legislative Election (Chamber of Deputies), 16–18 September 2013 (2014)

by Commonwealth Expert Group, Commonwealth Secretariat, Commonwealth Observer Group

Ms Diane Mensah-Bonsu The Commonwealth Secretariat is a signatory to both the Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation and the associated Code ofConduct for International Election ...

Google previewThe New Politics of Strategic Resources (2014)

Energy and Food Security Challenges in the 21st Century by David Steven, Emily O'Brien, Bruce D. Jones

The National Security Council Secretariat is the natural focus for this iterative process of analysis and design of international engagement, but many others will need to be involved. Resource ministers and others are needed jointly to monitor ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior (2017)

by Fathali M. Moghaddam

The UN Secretariat represents the administrative staff that constitutes the organization's bureaucracy and works to carry out the agreements made by member states. Early literature referencing the secretariat described its role as bureaucrats ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Libya (2014)

by Ronald Bruce St John

Tripoli: Secretariat of Planning, 1979. ———. Employment Census 1980: Awbari Baladiya.

Google previewThe Wiley Encyclopedia of Packaging Technology (2010)

by Kit L. Yam

for Unit Load Method of Materials Handling Scope: Standardization of pallets in general use in the form of platforms or trays on which goods may be packed to form unit loads for handling by mechanical devices Secretariat: British Standards ...

Google previewA Dictionary of International Trade Organizations and Agreements (2011)

by Patrick Holden

WTO Secretariat during the conference. Generally, even if there is no major agreement, the conference should come up with some kind of agreed 'ministerial declaration'. This will often be a rather tortuous text that balances the different ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of SAARC Nations: (2003)

by M.H. Syed

SAARC Secretariat Established in Kathmandu on 16 January 1987, the SAARC Secretariat is accountable to coordinate and monitor the implementation of SAARC activities, service the meetings of the Association and serve as the channel of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict (2008)

The Secretariat The UN Secretariat can be considered an independent international civil service. The idea for such a service was first floated by Sir Eric Drummond, the first secretarygeneral of the League of Nations. Drummond's concept was ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Environmental Governance and Politics (2015)

by Philipp H. Pattberg, Fariborz Zelli

A first exemplary case is the climate secretariat that grew to a major bureaucracy with almost 500 employees in 2013. However, compared to the secretariats of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Arctic (2012)

by Mark Nuttall

The Indigenous Voice in World Politics, Newbury Park: Sage, 1993 INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' SECRETARIAT ( IPS) The Indigenous Peoples' Secretariat (IPS) was established primarily to ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Mexico (2001)

by Michael S. Werner

See Secretaria de Educacion Publica Secretariat of Treasury. See Ministry of Hacienda Secretariat of Urban Development and Ecology. See Secretaria de Desarollo Urbano y Ecologia secretaries, 896 Securities and Exchange Commission ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar) (2017)

by Donald M. Seekins


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In the first moments, the members of the Presidium who were with me at the Secretariat were taken to the Party Central Committee under the control of Soviet forces. (Alexander Dubcek)
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The value of this 11-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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