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minister

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈmɪnɪstər/
GOVERNMENT B2 a politician who is responsible for a government department or has an important position in it: a finance/health ministerGovernment administration and organisationOccupations and tradesGovernment ministers and civil servants
CHURCH a priest in some Christian churches: a Baptist/Methodist minister →  See also prime minister Religious leaders and officials
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