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minister

noun [C]  us   /ˈmɪn·ə·stər/

minister noun [C] (PRIEST)

minister noun [C] (POLITICIAN)

(in many countries) a high government official who is in charge of or has an important position in a particular department: the foreign minister
ministerial
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˌmɪn·əˈstɪr·i·əl/
Social justice has concerned him since his first ministerial assignment.

minister

verb [I]  us   /ˈmɪn·ə·stər/

minister verb [I] (PRIEST)

to give help to or care for people: He began ministering to prisoners.
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