(in countries other than the U.S.) a cabinet minister who conducts and supervises foreign and diplomatic relations with other states.
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Also called, especially British, foreign secretary .
Compare secretary of state (def. 1).
Origin of foreign minister
First recorded in 1700–10
OTHER WORDS FROM foreign ministerforeign ministry, noun
Words nearby foreign minister
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British Dictionary definitions for foreign minister
(often capitals) a cabinet minister who is responsible for a country's dealings with other countriesUS equivalent: secretary of state
Derived forms of foreign ministerforeign ministry, noun
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