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Definition of minister
1 (also minister of religion) a member of the clergy, especially in Protestant churches. (also minister general) the superior of some religious orders. 2(in certain countries) a head of a government department:Britain’s defense minister a diplomatic agent, usually ranking below an ambassador, representing a state or sovereign in a foreign country.
3 archaic a person or thing used to achieve or convey something:the Angels are ministers of the Divine Will
verb [no object]
) attend to the needs of (someone):her doctor was busy ministering to the injured
[with object] archaic provide (something necessary or helpful):the story was able to minister true consolation 2act as a minister of religion. [with object] administer (a sacrament).