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A secretariat is the body that keeps a large organization organized. The Secretariat is the office of the secretary. Organizations that have secretariats include the US Navy and Interpol. The European Union's Council of Ministers has a secretariat that employs about 2,300 people. They provide a range of services including secretarial work, translation, and legal advice.
- "Secretariat". Merriam-Webster's Collegiate(R) Dictionary. 2004. http://www.credoreference.com/entry/mwcollegiate/secretariat_se_kr_ter_e_t_e_at. Retrieved 15 June 2011.
- "Council Secretariat". Encyclopedia of the European Union. 2000. http://www.credoreference.com/entry/lrpenceu/council_secretariat. Retrieved 15 June 2011.