Etymology
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secretaire (n.)

"piece of furniture comprising a table or shelf for writing and drawers and pigeonholes for private papers," 1771, from French secrétaire (13c.), from Medieval Latin secretarius (see secretary). Englished form secretary is attested in this sense from 1803. Compare Middle English secretarie "private place, private chamber."

updated on March 23, 2022

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Definitions of secretaire from WordNet

secretaire (n.)
a desk used for writing;
Synonyms: secretary / writing table / escritoire
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