Synonyms of 'minister'
a head of a government departmentShe was named minister of culture.
member of the government, , ,
secretary of state, ,
a diplomat with a lower rank than an ambassadorHe concluded a deal with the Danish minister in Washington.
a senior UN official
the German ambassador to Poland
the senior American diplomat responsible for the Middle East
The rebels' chief delegate repeated their demands.
a senior bank executive
He worked for 34 years as an administrator with the company.
A French envoy arrived in Beirut on Sunday.
cabinet member, ,
the British Plenipotentiary to the UN Conference
(esp. in Presbyterian and some Nonconformist Churches) a member of the clergyMy father was a Baptist minister.
clergyman or woman,
The crowds were protesting against a local clergyman being banned from preaching.
He had trained to be a Catholic priest.
He had the air of a divine.
the vicar of the local parish
At that time, the parish did not have a resident parson.
a self-educated Methodist lay preacher
pastor, , ,
the pastor of the local Episcopalian church
He was the rector of the church.
churchman or woman,
Many soldiers found the padre a comforting presence.
He was sent to a school run by ecclesiastics.
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in the sense of administrator
a person who administers an organization or estateHe worked for 34 years as an administrator with the company.
in the sense of aide
an assistanta close aide to the prime minister
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