Definition of Home Secretary in US English:

Home Secretary


  • (in the UK) the Secretary of State in charge of the Home Office.

    • ‘The weight of evidence against the Home Secretary now makes it seem unlikely that he can continue to hold on to his Cabinet post.’
    • ‘The Home Secretary began asking about an application by Kliminowicz for political asylum.’
    • ‘The policy adopted by the Home Secretary is as set out in those documents.’
    • ‘But what is the reaction of our Home Secretary to these tricky questions about free speech?’
    • ‘The Home Secretary bragged to the Labour Party conference this week that we now have more police than ever before.’
    • ‘He reported favourably to the new Home Secretary but it was too late.’
    • ‘The Home Secretary seems to have genuinely missed the point of civil liberties.’
    • ‘The Liberal Democrat MEP is calling on the Home Secretary to clarify the situation.’
    • ‘The applicant was a Sikh activist whom the Home Secretary had ordered to be deported to India.’
    • ‘The Home Secretary and the Government say it will cost the taxpayers less by doing this.’
    • ‘He is close to the Foreign Secretary and former Home Secretary, Jack Straw.’
    • ‘The Home Secretary has confirmed that the law on corporate manslaughter will, at long last, be changed.’
    • ‘The judge said he would recommend to the Home Secretary that all three be deported after serving their sentences.’
    • ‘She tackled the unions, but appointed a series of ineffectual liberal Home Secretaries to tackle crime, and they failed.’
    • ‘I think the Home Secretary wants to hang on to his executive powers and not give them up to judges.’
    • ‘But now the Home Secretary has told him to leave the country in 28 days or risk deportation.’
    • ‘But the legislation does not allow the Home Secretary to make a British citizen stateless.’
    • ‘It was not policy to reveal the whereabouts of the Home Secretary for security reasons.’
    • ‘The decision of the Home Secretary was based on the fact that some crimes are so heinous as to justify life imprisonment.’
    • ‘On that basis, it has been agreed that the Home Secretary will refer the case back to the Parole Board for a fresh review.’


Home Secretary

/ˈˌhoʊm ˈsɛkrəˌtɛri//ˈˌhōm ˈsekrəˌterē/