a secretary immediately subordinate to the head of a department of government
An administrator immediately subordinate to a head of a government department or to a member of a cabinet
a secretary who is subordinate to the chief secretary; an assistant secretary; as, an undersecretary of the Treasury
An undersecretary is an executive government official in many countries, frequently a career public servant, who typically acts as a senior administrator or second-in-command to a politically appointed Cabinet Minister or other government official. The title is used in many different political systems.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
un′dėr-sek-rē-tā-ri, n. a secretary subordinate to the principal secretary.—n. Undersec′retaryship.
The numerical value of undersecretary in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of undersecretary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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I am deploying ... a fact-finding mission headed by Undersecretary Ciriaco Lagunzad to meet with the workers, employers and competent authorities.
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