secretary_of_state has definitions from the fields of work,government,politics
[ noun ] (politics) the person who holds the secretaryship of the Department of State


"the first Secretary of State was Thomas Jefferson"

Used in print

(John Harnsberger and Robert P. Wilkins,...)

Upon arriving_at Baltimore , Selkirk on December 22 wrote to John_Quincy_Adams , Secretary_of_State at Washington , inquiring about laws covering trade with `` Missouri and Illinois_Territories '' .

(Legislation on Foreign Relations. Committee on Foreign...)

The action of the Commission in allowing or denying any claim under this title shall be final and conclusive on all questions of law and fact and not subject_to review by the Secretary_of_State or any other official , department , agency , or establishment of the United_States or by any court by mandamus or otherwise .

The Commission shall , as soon as possible , and in the order of the making of such awards , certify to the Secretary_of_the_Treasury and to the Secretary_of_State copies of the awards made in favor of the Government of the United_States or of nationals of the United_States under this Title .

The Commission shall certify to the Secretary_of_State , upon his request , copies of the formal submissions of claims filed pursuant to subsection ( b ) of section 4 of_this Act for transmission to the foreign government concerned .

The Secretary_of_the_Treasury , upon the concurrence of the Secretary_of_State , is authorized and directed , out of the sum covered into the Yugoslav_Claims_Fund pursuant to subsection ( b ) of_this section , after completing the payments of such funds pursuant to subsection ( c ) of_this section , to make payment of the balance of any sum remaining in such fund to the Government of the Federal_People's_Republic_of_Yugoslavia to the extent required under article 1 ( c ) of the Yugoslav_Claims_Agreement_of_1948 .

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[ noun ] (politics) a government minister for foreign relations



Used in print

(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)

Secretary_of_State Seward was a sick man .

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[ noun ] (work,government) the position of the head of the State Department


"the position of Secretary of State was established in 1789"