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minister resident

noun, plural ministers resident.
  1. a diplomatic agent serving in a minor country and ranking next below an ambassador.
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Origin of minister resident

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
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  • In 1832 he was appointed Bavarian minister-resident at Hanover, and from 1837 to 1846 he held the same position at Bremen.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 6