prime minister
noun Date: 1655 1. the chief minister of a ruler or state 2. the official head of a cabinet or ministry; especially the chief executive of a parliamentary government • prime ministerial adjectiveprime ministership nounprime ministry noun

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  • prime minister — prime ministerial /pruym min euh stear ee euhl/, adj. prime ministership, n. prime ministry. the principal minister and head of government in parliamentary systems; chief of the cabinet or ministry: the British prime minister. [1640 50] * * * or… …   Universalium

  • Prime Minister — prime min·is·ter / mi nə stər/ n 1: the chief minister of a ruler or state 2: the official head of a cabinet or ministry; esp: the chief executive of a parliamentary government prime min·is·te·ri·al / ˌmi nə stir ē əl/ adj prime min·is·ter·ship …   Law dictionary

  • Prime Minister — abbreviation PM n the most important minister and leader of the government in some countries which have a parliament ▪ the British Prime Minister ▪ He first became prime minister in 1982. Prime Minister of ▪ the Prime Minister of Turkey …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Prime minister — Prime Prime, a. [F., fr. L. primus first, a superl. corresponding to the compar. prior former. See {Prior}, a., {Foremost}, {Former}, and cf. {Prim}, a., {Primary}, {Prince}.] 1. First in order of time; original; primeval; primitive; primary.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prime minister — 1640s, see PRIME (Cf. prime) (adj.) and MINISTER (Cf. minister). Applied to the First Minister of State of Great Britain since 1694 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Prime Minister — ♦ Prime Ministers N COUNT: usu the N; N TITLE; N VOC The leader of the government in some countries is called the Prime Minister. ...the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Miss Benazir Bhutto... This had been a disastrous week for Prime Minister… …   English dictionary

  • Prime Minister — Жанр Транс, Рок музыка, Поп музыка, Фьюжн Годы c 1997 Страна …   Википедия

  • prime minister — ► NOUN ▪ the head of an elected government; the principal minister of a sovereign or state …   English terms dictionary

  • prime minister — n. in parliamentary governments, the chief executive and, usually, head of the cabinet prime ministry n …   English World dictionary

  • Prime Minister — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Popmusik Gründung 1997 Aktuelle Besetzung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • prime minister — noun count usually singular * the political leader in countries such as the U.K. that are governed by a parliament …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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