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Noun: minister  mi-ni-stu(r)
  1. A person authorized to conduct religious worship
    "clergymen are usually called ministers in Protestant churches";
    - curate, minister of religion, parson, pastor, rector
     
  2. A person appointed to a high office in the government
    "Minister of Finance"; "government minister of Finance";
    - government minister
     
  3. A diplomat representing one government to another; ranks below ambassador
    - diplomatic minister
     
  4. [Brit] The job of a head of a government department
Verb: minister  mi-ni-stu(r)
  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"

Derived forms: ministered, ministering, ministers

Type of: attend, clergyman, diplomat, diplomatist, exec, executive, executive director, look, man of the cloth, public service, reverend, see, take care, work

Encyclopedia: Minister