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1minister

noun min·is·ter \ˈmi-nə-stər\

: a person whose job involves leading church services, performing religious ceremonies (such as marriages), and providing spiritual or religious guidance to other people : a member of the clergy in some Protestant churches

: an official who heads a government department or a major section of a department in some countries (such as Britain)

: a person who represents his or her own government while living in a foreign country

Full Definition of MINISTER

1
:  agent
2
a :  one officiating or assisting the officiant in church worship
b :  a clergyman especially of a Protestant communion
3
a :  the superior of one of several religious orders —called also minister-general
b :  the assistant to the rector or the bursar of a Jesuit house
4
:  a high officer of state entrusted with the management of a division of governmental activities
5
a :  a diplomatic representative (as an ambassador) accredited to the court or seat of government of a foreign state
b :  a diplomatic representative ranking below an ambassador

Examples of MINISTER

  1. <the British ministers at the international peace conference>
  2. <our minister gives an interesting sermon every week>

Origin of MINISTER

Middle English ministre, from Anglo-French, from Latin minister servant; akin to Latin minor smaller
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

2minister

verb
ministeredminister·ing \-st(ə-)riŋ\

Definition of MINISTER

intransitive verb
1
:  to function as a minister of religion
2
:  to give aid or service <minister to the sick>

First Known Use of MINISTER

14th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary
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