- the principal minister and head of government in parliamentary systems; chief of the cabinet or ministry: the British prime minister.
Origin of prime minister
First recorded in 1640–50
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Examples from the Web for prime-ministership
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
Word Origin and History for prime-ministership
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