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minister

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishministermin‧is‧ter1 /ˈmɪnɪstə $ -ər/ ●●○ noun [countable]  1 PGOa politician who is in charge of a government department, in Britain and some other countriesminister of the Minister of Agricultureminister for the Minister for Foreign Affairsforeign/defence/finance etc minister a meeting of EU foreign ministers a senior Cabinet minister Prime Minister2 RRCa priest in some Christian churchespastor, vicar a Baptist minister3 BOPGOsomeone whose job is to represent their country in another country, but who is lower in rank than an ambassador
Examples from the Corpus
ministerSocialist Franco Reviglio, previously budget minister, was made finance minister.He sent the defence minister, Peter Reith, in his place.Chancellor Norman Lamont and fellow finance ministers began hammering out the final draft in Edinburgh yesterday afternoon.The Russian foreign minister was also present at the meeting.In 1906-14 successive foreign ministers were authorised by the tsar to report to it on only five occasions.For at least another thirty to forty-five seconds the former prime minister just stared back at them.Tactics that shunted money into the hands of prime ministers or sycophantic merchants did not generally help the citizens of a nation.Federal and state ministers have met 20 times since the earlier massacres and failed to agree on change.The minister, it seemed, had an urge to hear Mitchell talk.Cabinet ministerAs a Cabinet minister, he is a member of the executive.It was also announced yesterday that former Cabinet minister Lord Parkinson has been appointed chairman of Eurorail.Arnon warned that the settlers will hold Cabinet ministers who vote for the accord responsible for any violence that may result.Like every other Cabinet minister, I was asked for my opinion.Finally, on June 29, Pérez accepted the resignations of six Cabinet ministers and five more junior government members.
ministerminister2 verb [intransitive]  to work as a priest Rev Wilson spent 20 years ministering in some of New York’s poorest areas. minister to somebody/something→ See Verb table
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ministerHe has been detached from the diocese to minister among Hispanics in Florida.He was busy ministering to the affairs of the firm.
From Longman Business Dictionaryministermin‧is‧ter /ˈmɪnəstə-ər/ noun [countable] in Britain and some other countries, a politician who is a member of the government and is either in charge of or has an important job in a government departmenta meeting of EU finance ministersColombia’s trade minister, Juan Manuel Santosminister of/forthe minister of tourismthe minister for industry
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Verb table
minister
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyminister
he, she, itministers
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyministered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave ministered
he, she, ithas ministered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad ministered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill minister
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have ministered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam ministering
he, she, itis ministering
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you, we, theyare ministering
Past
I, he, she, itwas ministering
you, we, theywere ministering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been ministering
he, she, ithas been ministering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been ministering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be ministering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been ministering
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