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

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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 The new Israeli government, most significantly, will be the first one since 2009 not led by Netanyahu, who is the longest-serving prime minister in Israeli history. Ben Sales, sun-sentinel.com, 2 June 2021 Bennett and Lapid have until Wednesday to complete a deal in which each is expected to serve two years as prime minister in a rotation deal, with Bennett holding the job first. Saphora Smith, NBC News, 30 May 2021 The pair have until Wednesday to complete a deal in which they are expected to each serve two years as prime minister in a rotation deal. chicagotribune.com, 30 May 2021 The pair have until Wednesday to complete a deal in which each is expected to serve two years as prime minister in a rotation deal, with Bennett holding the job first. Josef Federman, ajc, 30 May 2021 The pair have until Wednesday to complete a deal in which they are expected to each serve two years as prime minister in a rotation deal. Josef Federman, USA TODAY, 30 May 2021 Suga is voted in as the new leader of the ruling LDP, securing about 70% of the votes and paving the way to become prime minister in a parliamentary vote later in the week. Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, 26 Apr. 2021 Putin, who became prime minister in August, 1999, and President at the start of 2000, has held power longer than any Soviet leader except Stalin. Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, 13 Apr. 2021 Heger served as the finance minister and deputy prime minister in the outgoing government. Karel Janicek, Star Tribune, 30 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of prime minister

1655, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Prime minister.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prime%20minister. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for prime minister

prime minister

noun

English Language Learners Definition of prime minister

: the head of the government in some countries

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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