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minister

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noun min·is·ter \ˈmi-nə-stər\

Definition of minister

  1. 1 :  agent the angels are ministers of the divine will — H. P. Liddon

  2. 2a :  one officiating or assisting the officiant in church worshipb :  a clergyman or clergywoman especially of a Protestant communion

  3. 3a :  the superior (see 2superior 1) of one of several religious orders —called also minister-generalb :  the assistant to the rector or the bursar of a Jesuit house

  4. 4 :  a high officer of state entrusted with the management of a division of governmental activities the British Minister of Defence

  5. 5a :  a diplomatic representative (such as an ambassador) accredited to the court (see 1court 1c) or seat of government of a foreign stateb :  a diplomatic representative ranking below an ambassador

Examples of minister in a Sentence

  1. the British ministers at the international peace conference

  2. our minister gives an interesting sermon every week

Origin and Etymology of minister

Middle English ministre, from Anglo-French, from Latin minister servant; akin to Latin minor smaller

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minister

verb min·is·ter

Definition of minister

ministered

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ministering

\-st(ə-)riŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to function as a minister of religion

  3. 2 :  to give aid or service minister to the sick

Origin and Etymology of minister

see 1minister

Other Christian Religious Terms



MINISTER Defined for English Language Learners

minister

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noun

Definition of minister for English Language Learners

  • : 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


MINISTER Defined for Kids

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minister

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noun min·is·ter \ˈmi-nə-stər\

Definition of minister for Students

  1. 1 :  a person who performs religious ceremonies especially in Protestant church services

  2. 2 :  a government official at the head of a section of government activities minister of education

  3. 3 :  a person who represents his or her government in a foreign country


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minister

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verb min·is·ter

Definition of minister for Students

ministered

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ministering

  1. :  to give help or care minister to the sick



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