prime-ministerial

prime minister

noun
the principal minister and head of government in parliamentary systems; chief of the cabinet or ministry: the British prime minister.

Origin:
1640–50

prime-ministerial [prahym-min-uh-steer-ee-uhl] , adjective
prime-ministership, noun
prime ministry, noun
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prime minister
 
n
1.  the head of a parliamentary government
2.  the chief minister of a sovereign or a state
 
prime ministership
 
n
 
prime ministry
 
n

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prime minister
1646, see prime (adj.) and minister. Applied to the First Minister of State of Great Britain since 1694.
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prime minister definition


The head of government in many nations. Prime minister is commonly the title of the head of government in a parliamentary system, such as that of Britain or Canada.

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