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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

Two famous happy warriors - Reagan and his political soulmate, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher - knew they were fighting their own ideological and external wars. But they did so with the sunny dispositions and positive outlooks of those who knew they were on the right side of history.
Monica Crowley

Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi looks in the mirror and sees a playboy of the old school. And men such as Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Charlie Sheen no doubt look at Berlusconi and think, 'Role model!' Women, of course, know otherwise. They see him as an aging, pathetic buffoon.
Graydon Carter

Christians - whether as a priest, a nun, a minister, whatever - have just been stereotyped to death. You try to be a model of kindness and love and forgiveness to all those around you, because you have received kindness and love and forgiveness from God through Christ. That's what Christianity is.
Patricia Heaton

Being prime minister is a lonely job... you cannot lead from the crowd.
Margaret Thatcher

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
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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
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