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deputy minister

(in Canada) the senior civil servant in a government department
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  • Every sycophant to the deputy minister forgot for an instant the idol of power to contemplate that of beauty.

    Voltaire's Romances Franois-Marie Arouet
  • Appointed director of the Survey, and deputy minister of mines, 1907.

  • The deputy minister then showed her the letter of the spy Jesuit, and that of the perfidious bailiff.

    Voltaire's Romances Franois-Marie Arouet
  • These conditions were reported to the General Assembly by a deputy minister of agriculture.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

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