|1.||[ noun ] (religion,Christianity) a person authorized to conduct religious worship|
|Synonyms:||pastor parson rector curate|
|Related terms:||clergyman ministrant|
|2.||[ verb ] attend to the wants and needs of others|
"I have to minister to my mother all the time"
|Related terms:||attend relief|
|3.||[ noun ] (politics) a person appointed to a high office in the government|
"Minister of Finance"
|Related terms:||executive foreign_minister Haman finance_minister ahmed_zoki_yamani cabinet_minister|
|4.||[ verb ] (work) work as a minister|
"She is ministering in an old parish"
|Related terms:||work be curate|
|5.||[ noun ] (work) a diplomat representing one government to another; ranks below ambassador|
|6.||[ noun ] (British) the job of a head of a government department|
|Related terms:||public_service cabinet_minister UK|