the principal minister and head of government in parliamentary systems; chief of the cabinet or ministry: the British prime minister.
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Origin of prime minister
First recorded in 1640–50
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Disgusted with their desultory, hand-to-mouth existence, they yearned after respectability and a prime-ministership.
the head of a parliamentary government
the chief minister of a sovereign or a state
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