[min-uh-steer-ee-uh m] /ˌmɪn əˈstɪər i əm/
noun, (sometimes initial capital letter)
an organization of local ministers or religious leaders who work with other community leaders on social or educational programs.
noun (pl) -ria (-rɪə)
the body of the Lutheran ministers in a district
“ordained ministers of a church district,” 1881, from Latin ministerium (see ministry).
- Minister of state
noun 1. (in the British Parliament) a minister, usually below cabinet rank, appointed to assist a senior minister with heavy responsibilities 2. any government minister
- Minister of the crown
noun 1. (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.