2 a person appointed to a high office in the government; "Minister of Finance" [syn: government minister]
3 a diplomat representing one government to another; ranks below ambassador [syn: diplomatic minister]
4 the job of a head of a government department
1 attend to the wants and needs of others; "I have to minister to my mother all the time"
2 work as a minister; "She is ministering in an old parish"
- /'mɪnɪstə/ or /'mɪnɪstɜɻ/
a person who is trained to perform religious ceremonies at a Protestant church
a person who is commissioned by the government for public service
- Arabic: (wazīr)
- Dutch: minister
- Finnish: ministeri
- French: ministre
- German: Minister , Ministerin
- Greek: υπουργός (ypourgós)
- Hebrew: שר (sar) , שרה (sara)
- Indonesian: menteri
- Japanese: 大臣 (だいじん, daijin)
- Kurdish: wezîr / , şalyar /
- Malayalam: മന്ത്രി (manthri)
- Old English: þegen
- Portuguese: ministro
- Russian: министр
- Swedish: minister
- Turkish: bakan
someone who serves others
- Dutch: dienaar
- Russian: исполнитель
- A minister, a person who is commissioned by the government for public service.
Minister can mean several things:
- Minister (Christianity), a Christian who ministers in some way.
- Minister (diplomacy), the rank of diplomat directly below ambassador.
- Minister (government), a politician who heads a government ministry.
- Shadow Minister, a member of an opposition party, who routinely comments on the actions of the sitting minister.
minister in Catalan: Ministre (desambiguació)
minister in Danish: Minister
minister in German: Minister
minister in Galician: Ministro
minister in Dutch: Minister
minister in Japanese: 大臣
minister in Norwegian: Minister
minister in Polish: Minister
minister in Swedish: Minister
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