(Brit) any Government minister of cabinet rank
noun 1. . noun (pl) ministers plenipotentiary 1. See envoy1 (sense 1)
noun, plural ministers resident. 1. a diplomatic agent serving in a minor country and ranking next below an ambassador.
noun, plural ministers without portfolios. 1. a minister of state who is not appointed to any specific department in a government.
[min-uh-struh nt] /ˈmɪn ə strənt/ adjective 1. . noun 2. a person who . /ˈmɪnɪstrənt/ adjective 1. ministering or serving as a minister noun 2. a person who ministers