Definition of premier noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpremiə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈmɪr//
    , NAmE//prɪˈmjɪr//
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  1. 1used especially in newspapers, etc. to mean ‘prime minister’
  2. 2(in Canada) the first minister of a province or territory
  3. Word Originlate 15th cent.: from Old French, ‘first’, from Latin primarius ‘principal’.Extra examples She was sworn in as premier last week. She was sworn in as premier on 4 June. during his 25 years as Liberal premier He expressed his concerns in a letter to the Irish premier. She was the first woman to hold the office of Australian state premier.
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