Minister

Minister may refer to:

  • Minister (Christianity), a Christian who ministers in some way
  • Minister (diplomacy), the rank of diplomat directly below ambassador
  • Minister (government), a politician who heads a ministry (government department)
  • Shadow minister, a member of a Shadow Cabinet of the opposition

Famous quotes containing the word minister:

    Rosalynn said, “Jimmy, if we could only get Prime Minister Begin and President Sadat up here on this mountain for a few days, I believe they might consider how they could prevent another war between their countries.” That gave me the idea, and a few weeks later, I invited both men to join me for a series of private talks. In September 1978, they both came to Camp David.
    Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.)

    He had a gentleman-like frankness in his behaviour, and as a great point of honour as a minister can have, especially a minister at the head of the treasury, where numberless sturdy and insatiable beggars of condition apply, who cannot all be gratified, nor all with safety be refused.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    [T]he minister preached a sermon on Jonah and the whale, at the end of which an old chief arose and declared, “We have heard several of the white people talk and lie; we know they will lie, but this is the biggest lie we ever heard.”
    —Administration in the State of Miss, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)