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minister

noun [C] uk   /ˈmɪn.ɪ.stər/ us    /-stɚ/

minister noun [C] (POLITICIAN)

B2 a member of the government in Britain and many other countries who is in charge of a particular department or has an important position in it: the foreign/health minister the Minister of/for Education
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minister noun [C] (IN CHURCH)

a religious leader in certain Christian churches: a minister at the local Baptist church
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minister noun [C] (COUNTRY'S REPRESENTATIVE)

specialized politics a person below the rank of ambassador whose job is to represent his or her country in a foreign country: the Belgian minister in Madrid
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