Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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SECRETAR, n. Also saikretar (e.Lth. 1908 J. Lumsden Th' Loudons 74). A secretary (ne.Sc., Ags. 1969). In 1706 quot. = Lord Secretary s.v. Lord, 2. (34). Sc. 1706 Earls Crm. (Fraser 1876) II. 9:
Whilst I was secretar I never begd place nor pension to child nor relation of my owne.
Lnk. 1816 G. Muir Minstrelsy 63:
The Secretar his mouth will screw.
Abd. 1898 J. M. Cobban Angel xxv.:
I count you of my household, — as Secretar, or what ye will.

[O.Sc. secretare, id., c.1400, Fr. secrétaire.]

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"Secretar n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 1 Dec 2021 <>



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