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  1. min·is·ter
    IPA[ˈminəstər]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. attend to the needs of (someone):

      her doctor was busy ministering to the injured
    • 2. provide (something necessary or helpful):

      the story was able to minister true consolation
    • 3. act as a minister of religion:

      will these women be permitted to minister as priests?
    • 4. administer (a sacrament):

      bishops in England were faced with a loss of priests to minister the sacraments
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: minister, plural noun: ministers

    • v.: verb: minister, 3rd person present: ministers, gerund or present participle: ministering, past tense: ministered, past participle: ministered

    • noun

      (in certain countries) a head of a government department:

      a member of the clergy, especially in the Presbyterian and Nonconformist Churches:

    • verb

      attend to the needs of (someone):

      provide (something necessary or helpful):

    • noun

      the leader of the ruling political party in some regions or countries.
    • noun

      (in many countries) a government minister in charge of relations with other countries:
    • noun

      (in the UK, Canada, and other Commonwealth countries) a member of a parliamentary cabinet.
    • noun

      the head of an elected government; the principal minister of a sovereign or state:
    • noun

      (in the UK) a government minister who is not a member of the cabinet:
    • noun

      the head of an elected government; the principal minister of a sovereign or state:
    • noun

      a member of a parliamentary cabinet.
    • noun

      (in the UK) a government minister who is not a member of the cabinet:
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