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Definition of minister noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(in some Protestant Christian churches) a trained religious leader a Methodist minister compare pastor, priest, vicar
  2. 2Minister (in some countries) a senior member of the government who is in charge of a government department or a branch of one cabinet ministers see also prime minister
  3. 3a person, lower in rank than an ambassador, whose job is to represent their government in a foreign country
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