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English definition of “premier”

premier

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈprem.i.ər/ us    /prɪˈmɪr/
best or most important: He's one of the nation's premier scientists.Very important or urgent

premier

noun [C] uk   /ˈprem.i.ər/ us    /prɪˈmɪr/
(especially used in news reports) the leader of the government of a country, or of a large part of a countryLeaders of national and regional governments
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