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first minister

Syllabification: first min·is·ter

Definition of first minister in English:

noun

The leader of the ruling political party in some regions or countries.
Example sentences
  • Both announcements were made in the constituency of Northern Ireland's first minister, Peter Robinson.
  • High praise indeed from Rhodri Morgan, Welsh first minister.
  • Gordon Brown, the most powerful Chancellor in British history, had been snubbed by Scotland's first minister.

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