foreign minister


noun

(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 .

Origin of foreign minister

First recorded in 1700–10

OTHER WORDS FROM foreign minister

foreign ministry, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for foreign minister

foreign minister

foreign secretary


noun

(often capitals) a cabinet minister who is responsible for a country's dealings with other countriesUS equivalent: secretary of state

Derived forms of foreign minister

foreign ministry, noun
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