Definition of prime minister in English:

prime minister


  • The head of an elected government; the principal minister of a sovereign or state.

    • ‘And he was able to mix as easily with presidents and prime ministers and dictators as with the common man.’
    • ‘The prime minister would be assisted by three deputy prime ministers.’
    • ‘That's all very well, but we don't elect prime ministers to ask difficult questions, we elect them to come up with answers.’
    • ‘Presidents and prime ministers were talking about the environment on a daily basis.’
    • ‘Other walls are decorated with framed thank-you letters from ministers and prime ministers.’
    • ‘He was economic adviser to several prime ministers, beginning with Indira Gandhi.’
    • ‘He will become one of only a handful of former prime ministers to have written a book about subjects outside politics.’
    • ‘Ryder didn't bother telling the child that they had prime ministers in Australia, not presidents.’
    • ‘It is a convention that prime ministers are not seen to have any campaigning role in a by-election.’
    • ‘There, the president will have lunch with the prime minister and a group of his constituents.’
    • ‘He also left his mark on the system of government by enlarging the scope of the prime minister's role.’
    • ‘Removal of elected prime ministers in such an undemocratic way is a disgrace to democracy.’
    • ‘We love the fact that she's a multimillionaire, on speaking terms with presidents and prime ministers.’
    • ‘He has the advantage of the strong support of the prime minister and the rest of the cabinet.’
    • ‘British prime ministers lose office either because they lose a general election or because their party removes them.’
    • ‘The prime ministers of Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom were elected.’
    • ‘There are many political parties, and prime ministers must forge coalitions.’
    • ‘There have been many mutual visits, by presidents, prime ministers and foreign ministers.’
    • ‘Since the 1980s, the Antilles has had two female prime ministers and several female ministers.’
    • ‘The maharajas of Mysore employed highly competent dewans, or prime ministers, who ensured that the state was ahead of the times.’
    premier, first minister, head of the government
    first lord of the treasury
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prime minister

/prīm ˈminəstər/