minister: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (min'u-stur), [key]
- a person authorized to conduct religious worship; member of the clergy; pastor.
- a person authorized to administer sacraments, as at Mass.
- a person appointed by or under the authority of a sovereign or head of a government to some high office of state, esp. to that of head of an administrative department: the minister of finance.
- a diplomatic representative accredited by one government to another and ranking next below an ambassador. Cf.(def. 1).
- a person acting as the agent or instrument of another.
- to administer or apply: to minister the last rites.
- to furnish; supply.
- to perform the functions of a religious minister.
- to give service, care, or aid; attend, as to wants or necessities.: to minister to the needs of the hungry.
- to contribute, as to comfort or happiness.
- minister (Thesaurus)