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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

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

In September 1993, President Clinton presided over a handshake between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat on the White House lawn - the climax of a 'day of awe,' as the press described it.
Noam Chomsky

The truth, Prime Minister, is that you have run out of our money. The country as a whole is now in negative equity. Every British child is born owing around 20,000 pounds. Servicing the interest on that debt is going to cost more than educating the child.
Daniel Hannan

If there will be a serious Palestinian prime minister who makes a 100 percent effort to end terrorism, then we can have peace. Each side has to take steps. If terror continues, there will not be an independent Palestinian state. Israel will not accept it, if terror continues.
Ariel Sharon

I was enrolled in divinity school and thought I was going to become a minister - I'm Episcopalian - but I was disavowed of that notion pretty quickly while working at the hospital. I found myself really unfulfilled by the answers that are traditionally offered to questions of why some people suffer and why others suffer so little.
John Green
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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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