Definition of minister :
1. A representative of a government, sent to the court, or seat of government, of a foreign nation to transact diplomatic business.
2. A servant; a subordinate; an officer or assistant of inferior rank; hence, an agent, an instrument.
3. An officer of justice.
4. One to whom the sovereign or executive head of a government intrusts the management of affairs of state, or some department of such affairs.
5. One who serves at the altar; one who performs sacerdotal duties; the pastor of a church duly authorized or licensed to preach the gospel and administer the sacraments.
6. To act as a servant, attendant, or agent; to attend and serve; to perform service in any office, sacred or secular.
7. To furnish or apply; to afford; to supply; to administer.
8. To supply or to things needful; esp., to supply consolation or remedies.
bishopric, churchwoman, clerical, dominie, confessor, cabinet minister, deputy, emissary, do for, consul, clerk, shepherd, proxy, representative, the Archbishop of Canterbury, archbishopric, assemblywoman, see to, layman, commissary, look after, primate, dean, clergywoman, wait on, agent, minister of religion, lecturer, Chancellor of the Exchequer, chief executive, reader, procurator, chancellor, churchman, delegate, padre, legate, diplomat, attorney, care for, assignee, alderman, watch, assemblyman, reverence, subgenus Pastor, government minister, factor, religion, alderwoman, mind, statesman, parson, rep, divine, deacon, envoy, chief minister, ambassador, metropolitan, diplomatic minister
aid (part of speech: verb)
clergy (part of speech: noun)
novice, pilgrim, abbess, pope, missionary, reverend, cleric, chaplain, archdeacon, ecclesiastic, nun, curate, father, friar, prioress, priest, evangelist, canon, vicar, sister, clergyman, abbot, rector, archbishop, bishop, archpriest, prior, monk, prelate, cardinal, canoness, pastor, brother, preacher
- They say that the minister first of all put me under the care of my aunt, but soon after took me away, and has kept me in some secret place ever since. - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
- As the minister drove down the hill, a man came out of a small house at the foot and waited on the road. - "Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903", Lucy Maud Montgomery.
- Late in the evening the minister came home from Hornby. - "Cousin Phillis", Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell.