Definition of 'minister'
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There was corruption of local or national government officials or ministers. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Only ministers are members of the government. Times, Sunday Times (2016)New cabinet ministers want to make an impact from day one. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Ministers need to spread the savings across the workforce. The Sun (2016)Selling off a chunk of the family silver is a thankless task for a government minister. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Ministers should come clean if there are problems and there should be an urgent inquiry into what happened. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Ministers want a competitive process and this is an opportunity for any firm to set out what they can offer. Times, Sunday Times (2016)My new, new foreign minister says he doesn't think this is going to work. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Belgium: Nato meeting of foreign ministers. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Ministers now prefer heads of good schools taking over failing ones in own areas. The Sun (2009)Why do government ministers involve themselves as business salesmen? Times, Sunday Times (2011)Ministers who had served the old regime resigned. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Is the civil servant or the minister in charge? Times, Sunday Times (2014)What do older ministers and church members need to be reminded of? Christianity Today (2000)Last week she became minister of culture. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Sadly no department or minister was given the responsibility of carrying it out. The Sun (2007)Some ministers want the entire place elected. The Sun (2007)But it should not be beyond ministers to knock heads together. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Government ministers would come to the house and share a drink and talk politics. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She sent in a message that she would burst in on the cabinet if a minister did not come out. DOVES OF WAR: Four Women of Spain (2002)It prompted calls for the country 's defence minister to resign. The Sun (2016)Civil servants serve elected government ministers and must be politically impartial What jobs are on offer? Times, Sunday Times (2008)I recommend our diplomats and ministers read this book: it will provide them with an intellectual backbone. Times, Sunday Times (2015)What's the name of that country 's foreign minister again? Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'minister'
British English: minister /ˈmɪnɪstə/ NOUN
member of the clergy A minister is a member of the clergy, especially in a Protestant church.
His father was a Baptist minister.
- American English: minister clergy
- Arabic: كَاهِنٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: pastor religião
- Chinese: 牧师
- Croatian: svećenik
- Czech: pastor
- Danish: præst
- Dutch: predikant
- European Spanish: pastor Religión
- Finnish: pappi
- French: pasteur
- German: Geistlicher
- Greek: ιερέας
- Italian: sacerdote
- Japanese: 聖職者 clergy
- Korean: 목사
- Norwegian: prest
- Polish: duchowny
- European Portuguese: pastor religião
- Romanian: preot
- Russian: священник
- Spanish: pastor
- Swedish: präst
- Thai: พระผู้สอนศาสนา
- Turkish: vaiz
- Ukrainian: священик
- Vietnamese: mục sư
British English: minister /ˈmɪnɪstə/ NOUN
government A minister is a person who is in charge of a government department.
...the new Defence Minister.
- American English: minister government
- Arabic: وَزِيرٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: ministro
- Chinese: 部长
- Croatian: ministar
- Czech: ministr
- Danish: minister
- Dutch: minister
- European Spanish: ministro
- Finnish: ministeri
- French: ministre
- German: Minister
- Greek: υπουργός
- Italian: ministro
- Japanese: 大臣 government
- Korean: 장관 정치가
- Norwegian: minister
- Polish: minister
- European Portuguese: ministro
- Romanian: ministru
- Russian: министр
- Spanish: ministro
- Swedish: minister
- Thai: รัฐมนตรี
- Turkish: bakan hükümet
- Ukrainian: міністр
- Vietnamese: bộ trưởng
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