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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How to use premier in a sentence
An Oxford-trained classicist, he was elected president of the Oxford Union, a post filled by several future premiers.
Prime ministers and premiers have been elected with 37% of the vote or less.
The other Premiers agreed to consider whether Canada's preferential tariff policy could be followed.The Canadian Dominion | Oscar D. Skelton
"Quatre premiers et quatre en plein," repeated Nancy, mechanically.The Devourers | Annie Vivanti Chartres
Une éloquence naturelle, cultivée avec soìn, le fit briller dans le Barreau, et lui consilà l'estime des premiers magistrais.On the Portraits of English Authors on Gardening, | Samuel Felton
His son Henry, in common with most of his author's jeunes premiers, has been similarly objected to as colourless.The English Novel | George Saintsbury
"Could play jeune premiers just as he stands," I thought, as he shook my hand and seated me in a deep leathern armchair.I Walked in Arden | Jack Crawford
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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