The person under the president who works to maintain good relations with other countries and leaders. The current U.S. Secretary of State is Condoleezza Rice. Link to the U.S. Department of State
the person who holds the secretaryship of the Department of State; "the first Secretary of State was Thomas Jefferson"
a government minister for foreign relations
the position of the head of the State Department; "the position of Secretary of State was established in 1789"
The government official in charge of directing and supervising the foreign relations of the United States. He or she leads the main foreign policy agency of the United States, the Department of State. The Secretary of State is the highest-ranking head of a department in the President's Cabinet.
The State official and agency responsible for business formations.
Secretaries of State were in charge of all foreign and domestic affairs except for taxation. There were two secretaryships until 1768 when a third, for Colonies, was added. With the loss of the American colonies, the office of the Secretary of State for Colonies was abolished in 1782. The second Secretary (for Home Affairs) administered colonies, thereafter, although not exclusively. In 1794 a third secretary was again appointed, but for War, not colonies; however in 1801 the Secretary for War took over colonial affairs, which became proportionately more important after 1815, when Britain was at peace.
The Secretary of State for the Department of Trade and Industry
A state official responsible for the filing of legal papers, including the corporate documents.
A state official charged with responsibility for the filing of legal documents that includes corporation papers.
The Cardinal Prefect who presides over the Vatican dicastery (Secretariat of State) which oversees the affairs of the Vatican State and all the congregations within the Roman Curia.
A state official charged with responsibility for the filing of legal documents, including corporation papers. In some states, and the District of Columbia, this responsibility falls upon another department, such as Hawaii's Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, or Arizona's Corporation Commission.
Secretary of State is a commonly used title for a government official. The role varies between countries, and in some cases there are multiple Secretaries of State in the government.
From 1993 to 2003 and again from 2007, the title of Secretary of State is given to officials in the Government of Canada. Secretaries of State are members of the Ministry and the Queen's Privy Council for Canada but are legally Ministers of State styled as secretaries. Just as ministers of state, they are assigned to assist Cabinet ministers, but unlike ministers of state are not themselves members of Cabinet.
In the United Kingdom, a Secretary of State is a Cabinet Minister in charge of a Government Department (though not all departments are headed by a Secretary of State, e.g. HM Treasury is headed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. There is in theory only one office of Secretary of State, and legislation generally refers only to "the Secretary of State".
Secretary of State is an official in the state governments of 47 of the 50 states of the United States. In Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, this official is called the Secretary of the Commonwealth. In the states of Alaska, Hawaii, and Utah, there is no Secretary of State; in those states many duties that a Secretary of State might normally execute fall within the domain of the Lieutenant Governor.
The Secretary of State was the name of several official governmental positions – supervising war, foreign affairs, the navy, the king's household, the clergy, Paris, and protestant affairs – during the Ancien RÃ©gime in France, roughly equivalent to the positions of governmental ministers today. The positions were created in 1547, but only gained in importance after 1588. The various secretaries of state were considered part of the Great Officers of the Crown of France.