An example of a minister is someone appointed by a government to lead a governmental department.
An example of a minister is the person authorized to perform marriage ceremonies in a church.
He was newly appointed to be Minister of the Interior.
An example of to minister is a therapist giving advice to a client.
Volunteers ministered to the homeless after the flood.
- A person appointed by the head of a government to take charge of some department.
- A diplomatic officer sent to a foreign nation to represent his or her government, usually ranking below an ambassador.
A minister of evil.
Other Word Forms
Origin of minister
- Middle English from Old French ministre from Latin minister servant mei-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition