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minister

min·is·ter

minister

 
pronunciation:
mI nih str
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who has the authority to perform or help at the religious services of some religions.
Tony and Maria were married by a minister in church.
 
similar words:
father, priest
definition 2: a person who is the head of a government department in some countries.
She is the Minister of Defense in Canada.
similar words:
official, secretary
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The word minister contains the following part:
minist, minst Latin root that means serve, assist