minister resident

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noun, plural ministers resident.

a diplomatic agent serving in a minor country and ranking next below an ambassador.

Nearby words

  1. ministate,
  2. minister,
  3. minister of state,
  4. minister of the crown,
  5. minister plenipotentiary,
  6. minister without portfolio,
  7. ministerial,
  8. ministerialist,
  9. ministerium,
  10. ministrant

Origin of minister resident

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50

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