Definition of cabinet minister in English:

cabinet minister


  • (in the UK, Canada, and other Commonwealth countries) a member of a parliamentary cabinet.

    • ‘No doubt many first-time delegates enjoyed meeting a cabinet minister and got a taste for politics.’
    • ‘Don't you think that not addressing such a serious commercial threat from a cabinet minister is putting your head in the sand?’
    • ‘When was the last time that two royals, one of which is heir to the throne, and a senior cabinet minister, left for a foreign funeral?’
    • ‘A cabinet minister couldn't enter his official bungalow for months because the monkeys wouldn't let any body enter the house.’
    • ‘It's quite extraordinary that a cabinet minister with some authority said something and an un-elected adviser slapped him down.’
    • ‘We have a cabinet minister in this constituency and its about time he delivered for us.’
    • ‘We were the first province to have female legislators and a female cabinet minister.’
    • ‘The police take three weeks to even question the cabinet minister.’
    • ‘Then I became a cabinet minister, and that seemed all right, and then we lost that election.’
    • ‘Many years ago a certain cabinet minister invited me to lunch.’
    • ‘He is creating advisory posts in the rank of cabinet minister and political secretaries in the rank of minister of state.’
    • ‘I think we've come full circle when a former cabinet minister interviews a former political editor.’
    • ‘As the system now works, most Canadians elect a backbench member of Parliament, not a cabinet minister.’
    • ‘It was headed by the secretary of state for foreign affairs, a senior cabinet minister, assisted by two under-secretaries.’
    • ‘Their rigid conservatism frustrates all endeavors of a cabinet minister to adjust the service to changed conditions.’
    • ‘The readjusted salaries are said to roughly equal 2.5 times the monthly salary of a cabinet minister.’
    • ‘But new information now suggests he changed his mind and the government was accused by a former cabinet minister of a cover-up.’
    • ‘We have a moronic cabinet minister pushing for environmental disaster because he wants to personally benefit.’
    • ‘The first step is a prime minister or a cabinet minister who tells the truth and can be believed.’
    • ‘These moves follow a nationwide debate on medical services triggered by the death of an Indian cabinet minister in August this year.’
    member of the government, political leader, cabinet minister, secretary of state, secretary, undersecretary, department head, privy counsellor, politician
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cabinet minister

/ˈkab(ə)nət ˈminəstər/