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prime minister Line breaks: prime min¦is|ter

Definition of prime minister in English:


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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premier, first minister, head of the government;

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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