An agent of a higher power with a lower responsibility. In diplomacy and officer sent into a foreign country as the visible embodiment of his sovereign's hostility. His principal qualification is a degree of plausible inveracity next below that of an ambassador.
An officer of justice.
One to whom the sovereign or executive head of a government intrusts the management of affairs of state, or some department of such affairs.
A representative of a government, sent to the court, or seat of government, of a foreign nation to transact diplomatic business.
Subject to paragraph (b) of the Aeronautics Act, (a) the Minister of Transport or such other Minister as is designated by the Governor in Council as the Minister for the purposes of the Aeronautics Act; and(b) with respect to any matter relating to defence, including any matter relating to military personnel or a military aircraft, aerodrome or facility of Canada or a foreign state, the Minister of National Defence or, under the direction of the Minister of National Defence, the Chief of the Defence Staff appointed under the National Defence Act. Fr: ministre
Means the Minister of Natural Resources or such member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada as the Governor in Council may designate as the Minister for the purposes of the Nuclear Fuel Waste Act.
Head of a major department (e.g defence or agriculture)
A Member of the Government responsible for one or more Government departments; he or she is also a member of Cabinet.
The Australian Government Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, within whose portfolio the GRDC is established. See also 'ministerial powers'.
a person appointed to a high office in the government; "Minister of Finance"
a diplomat representing one government to another; ranks below ambassador
the job of a head of a government department
a diplomat accredited by one sovereign state to another who ranks immediately below the ambassador and usually acts as his or her assistant
a member of his presbytery and synod and cannot be barred from any of its meetings
a member of the clergy
a member of the government who is in charge of a department
a member of the legislature who has been chosen to also work as part of the executive, usually with responsibility for matters on a specific topic
a politician who heads a government ministry or department (e
a true diplomat (not merely consular) accredited by one sovereign state to another who ranks below an ambassador
the head of any ministry in the Government.
the head of a governmental department
A member of Parliament who is part of the Executive and who is usually responsible for one or more government departments or ministries.
'Minister' refers to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment and Heritage unless otherwise indicated.
A person appointed by the Governor, on the advice of the Premier, to administer laws of the State. Ministers are customarily also made members of the Executive Council. The Premier is also a Minister. The Ministers collectively make up the government, and each Minister is ordinarily responsible for a particular government department.
A member of Cabinet who is assigned a particular departmental portfolio, or who addresses administrative, symbolic or other non-departmental duties as a minister "without portfolio."
a member of government who has responsibility for a government department
the member of the Executive Council responsible for the Workers' Compensation, Health and Safety Board;
a senior member of parliament who is usually in charge of a government department.
A member of the government. The senior Ministers in the Scottish Government are known as 'members of the Scottish Executive' or 'the Scottish Ministers', and together they form the Scottish Cabinet (the Lord Advocate is not formally a member of the Cabinet but attends its meetings to provide advice on legal matters). There are also junior Scottish Ministers who assist the members of the Scottish Executive. With the exception of the Scottish Law Officers, all Ministers must also be MSPs. An MSP cannot hold a ministerial post in both the Scottish government and the UK government at the same time.