home secretary


home secretary
/hoʊm ˈsɛkrətri/ (say hohm 'sekruhtree)

noun British
the secretary of state for the Home Office, the government department dealing with law and order, immigration and other domestic affairs.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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