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prime minister

noun

  1. the principal minister and head of government in parliamentary systems; chief of the cabinet or ministry:

    the British prime minister.



prime minister

noun

  1. the head of a parliamentary government
  2. the chief minister of a sovereign or a state


prime minister

  1. The head of government in many nations. Prime minister is commonly the title of the head of government in a parliamentary system , such as that of Britain or Canada .


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Derived Forms

  • prime ministership, noun
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Other Words From

  • prime-min·is·te·ri·al [prahym, -min-, uh, -, steer, -ee-, uh, l], adjective
  • prime-minis·ter·ship noun
  • prime ministry noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of prime minister1

First recorded in 1640–50
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Example Sentences

Presidents and prime ministers worldwide already are facing pressure to show up with more ambitious pledges in hand.

If the prime minister can’t find enough willing dance partners, he informs the president of the republic of his helpless unlikability.

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He was one of the least popular prime ministers in Japan’s history and resigned after a year with an approval rating in the single digits.

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Heartbroken, she worked with the prime minister to frame Gaspar for stealing the Spanish crown jewels.

Mori’s political career was scandal-ridden even before he became prime minister, and two of his political appointees as prime minister resigned because of fundraising scandals.

Domestically, the prime minister maintains the dubious line that he is the only man who can keep the still-fragile peace.

Hamish Marshall himself is a former staffer of Prime Minister Harper.

Castro actually flew up to Montreal to be a pallbearer at the 2000 funeral of a beloved Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau.

Sure, there was top royalty (Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles) and a former Prime Minister (John Major).

He made little secret of his ambition to become the next prime minister, much to the chagrin of Netanyahu.

But,” said the prime minister of Flatland, starting a difficulty, “who is to be greatest chief?

The Minister pointed out to them the attendant difficulties, and referred them to the Prime Minister.

Even then the Prime Minister was with difficulty prevented from bowling during forbidden hours.

Thimbletoes doesn't fancy that, you know, because the Prime Minister has all the honey he wants, by way of a salary.

Spencer Perceval, prime minister of Great Britain, shot in the lobby of the house of commons.

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