the head of the cabinet in France or Italy or certain other countries; first minister; prime minister.
a chief officer.
first in rank; chief; leading.
first in time; earliest; oldest.
- pre·mier·ship, noun
- premier , premiere
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British Dictionary definitions for premier
another name for prime minister
any of the heads of governments of the Canadian provinces and the Australian states
(plural) Australian the winners of a premiership
first in importance, rank, etc
first in occurrence; earliest
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Cultural definitions for premier
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