Origin of minister
OTHER WORDS FROM ministerpre·min·is·ter, verb (used without object)sub·min·is·ter, nounun·der·min·is·ter, nounun·min·is·tered, adjective
How to use minister in a sentence
According to one version of events, Cain and Cummings lobbied the prime minister to give Cain that coveted position.
For example, Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest serving prime minister, is the grandson of a prime minister and a prominent politician.Why We Judge People Based on Their Relatives - Facts So Romantic|Diana Fleischman|November 11, 2020|Nautilus
How Sweden acts now will determine “if we will be able to celebrate Christmas as normal,” the prime minister said.Sweden imposes partial lockdown on bars and restaurants for the first time since pandemic started|Rachel King|November 11, 2020|Fortune
Rasmus Jarlov, a member of the Conservative People’s Party and a former business minister, said the plan should be shelved until more details are known.
The prime minister also announced that state payments will be made to furloughed workers of as much as 80% of their wages through the new lockdown period.Boris Johnson announces another partial lockdown for England as COVID-19 cases surge|kdunn6|October 31, 2020|Fortune
Instead he has emphasized core elements of the social gospel like combatting poverty and ministering to the sick and downtrodden.
Though their faith does not provide simple policy solutions, it demands that they be disposed towards ministering to the needy.
I know the symptoms, they are unmistakable: they always are, among the ministering classes.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
If a ministering angel walks abroad through this world of many sorrows, it is my wife Barbara.Jaffery|William J. Locke
On the calling of the Long Parliament, he and his wife returned to England, and in 1642 we find him ministering to his old flock.East Anglia|J. Ewing Ritchie
The wounded had been gathered into a school-house, and the warm-hearted women of the place were ministering to their comfort.The Boys of '61|Charles Carleton Coffin.
Before long the eyes unclosed and fastened dreamily on the ministering maiden.Maid Sally|Harriet A. Cheever
British Dictionary definitions for minister
Derived forms of ministerministership, noun
Word Origin for minister
Cultural definitions for minister (1 of 2)
In many Protestant churches, the presiding clergyman. Ministers preach sermons; conduct services; officiate at baptisms, weddings, and funerals; and generally look after the needs of their congregation. Some Protestant churches refer to their clergy as pastors or preachers rather than ministers.
Cultural definitions for minister (2 of 2)
A title used in many countries for members of cabinets and similar public officials, who are roughly equivalent to the officials in the United States cabinet. For example, a minister of foreign affairs will have duties similar to those of the secretary of state of the United States.