prime minister

noun

Definition of prime minister

1 : the chief minister of a ruler or state
2 : the official head of a cabinet or ministry especially : the chief executive of a parliamentary government

Other Words from prime minister

prime ministerial adjective
prime ministership noun
prime ministry noun

Examples of prime minister in a Sentence

the Prime Minister of England
Recent Examples on the Web Australia’s alliance with the U.S. has bipartisan support and the country’s new prime minister, Anthony Albanese, has supported the Aukus pact. Mike Cherney, WSJ, 3 Aug. 2022 Kosovo’s prime minister, Albin Kurti, has accused Vucic of instigating the violence. Rachel Pannett, Washington Post, 1 Aug. 2022 On Monday, Pelosi met with Singapore’s prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, President Halimah Yacob, and other Cabinet members. Aamer Madhani, BostonGlobe.com, 1 Aug. 2022 The country's caretaker prime minister, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, directed security forces to protect the demonstrators and asked them to keep the protest peaceful. Khalid Razak, NBC News, 30 July 2022 Israel’s current prime minister, Yair Lapid, is more of a seat-filler; elections will be held soon and his party may very well lose. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 21 July 2022 Israel's current prime minister, Yair Lapid, is only a placeholder until new elections can be held, though Biden did meet with once-and-likely-future PM Benjamin Netanyahu behind closed doors. Grayson Quay, The Week, 19 July 2022 In April, the president of the Swiss Confederation (and de facto head of state), Ignazio Cassis, visited Japan to hold talks with the country’s prime minister, Kishida Fumio. Tim Barber, Wired, 18 July 2022 Italy’s prime minister, Mario Draghi, is expected to address Parliament on Wednesday to clarify the country’s political future. New York Times, 17 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of prime minister

1655, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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5 Aug 2022

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“Prime minister.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prime%20minister. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for prime minister

prime minister

noun

Kids Definition of prime minister

: the chief officer of the government in some countries

prime minister

noun
prime min·​is·​ter | \ -ˈmi-nə-stər \

Legal Definition of prime minister

1 : the chief minister of a ruler or state
2 : the official head of a cabinet or ministry especially : the chief executive of a parliamentary government

Other Words from prime minister

prime ministerial \ -​ˌmi-​nə-​ˈstir-​ē-​əl \ adjective
prime ministership noun
prime ministry \ -​ˈmi-​nə-​strē \ noun

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