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Definition of Minister

Minister

  1. A servant; a subordinate; an officer or assistant of inferior rank; hence, an agent, an instrument.
  2. An officer of justice.
  3. One to whom the sovereign or executive head of a government intrusts the management of affairs of state, or some department of such affairs.
  4. A representative of a government, sent to the court, or seat of government, of a foreign nation to transact diplomatic business.
  5. One who serves at the altar; one who performs sacerdotal duties; the pastor of a church duly authorized or licensed to preach the gospel and administer the sacraments.
  6. To furnish or apply; to afford; to supply; to administer.
  7. To act as a servant, attendant, or agent; to attend and serve; to perform service in any office, sacred or secular.
  8. To supply or to things needful; esp., to supply consolation or remedies.

Minister Quotations

If any foreign minister begins to defend to the death a 'peace conference,' you can be sure his government has already placed its orders for new battleships and airplanes.
Joseph Stalin

Some years ago there was a study to discover the most stressful occupation. It turned out not to be the head of a large business, football manager or prime minister, but rather: bus driver.
Jonathan Sacks

I don't want to be Prime Minister of England, I want to be Prime Minister of the whole of the United Kingdom.
David Cameron

I was elected by the people of Australia as Prime Minister of Australia. I was elected to do a job, I intend to continue doing that job. I intend to continue doing it to the absolute best of my ability. Part of that job has been to steer this country through the worst economic crisis the world has seen in 75 years.
Kevin Rudd

When I became prime minister last September, I promised the Japanese people that I would not tolerate the politics of indecision. A propensity to delay difficult and weighty decisions has been hurting our country. It is detrimental to our economy, society and future, and it cannot be allowed to continue.
Yoshihiko Noda
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Minister Translations

minister in Afrikaans is minister
minister in Dutch is minister, bewindsman
minister in German is minister, Gesandter
minister in Italian is parroco, ministro
minister in Portuguese is ministro