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foreign minister

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  1. (in countries other than the U.S.) a cabinet minister who conducts and supervises foreign and diplomatic relations with other states.Also called, especially British, foreign secretary.Compare secretary of state(def 1).

Origin of foreign minister

First recorded in 1700–10
Related formsforeign ministry, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for foreign minister

foreign minister

foreign secretary

  1. (often capitals) a cabinet minister who is responsible for a country's dealings with other countriesUS equivalent: secretary of state
Derived Formsforeign ministry, noun
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