Meaning of “first minister” in the English Dictionary

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"first minister" in British English

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first ministernoun [ C ]

uk /ˌfɜːst ˈmɪn.ɪ.stər/ us /ˌfɝːst ˈmɪn.ɪ.stɚ/

(in some areas or countries, for example Scotland and Wales) the leader of the ruling political party:

the Scottish first minister

(Definition of “first minister” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)