Etymology
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secretariat (n.)

"office or official position of a secretary" in the administrative and executive sense, 1811, from French secrétariat, from Medieval Latin secretariatus "the office of a secretary," from secretarius "clerk, notary, confidential officer, confidant" (see secretary). Meaning "division of the Central Committee of the USSR" (with capital S-) is from 1926, from Russian sekretariat.

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Definitions of secretariat
1
secretariat (n.)
an administrative unit responsible for maintaining records and other secretarial duties; especially for international organizations;
Synonyms: secretariate
2
Secretariat (n.)
thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1973;
From wordnet.princeton.edu