1used especially in newspapers, etc. to mean ‘prime minister’
2(in Canada) the first minister of a province or territory
Word Originlate 15th cent.: from Old French,
, from Latinprimarius
.Extra examplesShe was sworn in as premier last week.She was sworn in as premier on 4 June.during his 25 years as Liberal premierHe expressed his concerns in a letter to the Irish premier.She was the first woman to hold the office of Australian state premier.