- 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 ReynoldsMore example sentences
- 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.
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