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minister,

in diplomacy: see diplomatic servicediplomatic service,
organized body of agents maintained by governments to communicate with one another. Origins

Until the 15th cent. any formal communication or negotiation among nations was conducted either by means of ambassadors specially appointed for a
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; extraterritorialityextraterritoriality
or exterritoriality,
privilege of immunity from local law enforcement enjoyed by certain aliens. Although physically present upon the territory of a foreign nation, those aliens possessing extraterritoriality are considered by customary
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minister,

in government: see cabinetcabinet,
group of advisers to the head of the state who themselves are usually the heads of the administrative government departments. The nature of the cabinet differs widely in various countries.
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Minister

 

a clergyman in a Protestant church. Unlike Catholic and Eastern Orthodox priests, a minister is not considered the exclusive possessor of “divine grace,” has few or no special vestments, and practices a way of life that is usual for laymen.

minister

1. (esp in Presbyterian and some Nonconformist Churches) a member of the clergy
2. a person appointed to head a government department
3. any diplomatic agent accredited to a foreign government or head of state
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The room in the bell tower of the church, where on Sunday mornings the minister prayed for an in- crease in him of the power of God, had but one window.
Sometimes the emperor holds one end of the stick, and his first minister the other; sometimes the minister has it entirely to himself.
And, moreover, my dear duke," continued the minister of police, "we are almost assured that, in a very short time, the usurper will be insane.
But Winthrop and the ministers being the most powerful, they disarmed and imprisoned Mrs.
Comte de la Fere," replied Athos, bowing more slightly than the ceremonial and pride of the all-powerful minister required.
The Prime Minister hasn't brought a valet; he's brought a secretary instead," observed Fisher.
A moment later he reappeared and conducted the caller into the presence of the minister.
Gordon Jones exclaimed, "that no requests from me or say, for instance, the Prime Minister, would have any weight with you?
After all, ministers and their friends interest themselves only in the people they see; but Rabourdin knows nothing of the world
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I've felt kind of worried for God sometimes, seeing He has so much to attend to," she said, "but I see I needn't be, so long's there's plenty of ministers to tell Him what to do.
The minister related many a touching incident in the lives of the departed, too, which illustrated their sweet, generous natures, and the people could easily see, now, how noble and beautiful those episodes were, and remembered with grief that at the time they occurred they had seemed rank rascalities, well deserving of the cowhide.

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