Definition of prime minister in English:

prime minister

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noun

  • The head of an elected government; the principal minister of a sovereign or state: [as title]: the Japanese prime minister argued strongly against it Prime Minister Albert Reynolds
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    • There have been many mutual visits, by presidents, prime ministers and foreign ministers.
    • The prime ministers of Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom were elected.
    • Since the 1980s, the Antilles has had two female prime ministers and several female ministers.
    Synonyms
    premier, first minister, head of the government; British First Lord of the Treasury

In current use, the terms Premier and Prime Minister refer to the same office in Britain, but in Canada and Australia the government of a province or state is headed by a Premier, that of the federal government by a Prime Minister. In countries such as France, where the President has an executive function, the Prime Minister is in a subordinate position

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