minister of state


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minister of state

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1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the British Parliament) a minister, usually below cabinet rank, appointed to assist a senior minister with heavy responsibilities
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any government minister
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A king, ignorant and embarrassed as I shall be, will, as a matter of course, require a first minister of state.
As to this, his natural and not to be alienated inheritance, the messenger on horseback had exactly the same possessions as the King, the first Minister of State, or the richest merchant in London.
This was always the office of some grave trusty servant, in whom I could confide, whether I attended the king and queen in their progresses, or were disposed to see the gardens, or pay a visit to some great lady or minister of state in the court, when Glumdalclitch happened to be out of order; for I soon began to be known and esteemed among the greatest officers, I suppose more upon account of their majesties' favour, than any merit of my own.
Blinded by mistaken tenderness, the mother gave the daughter false ideas as to her probable future; to the maternal eyes a duke or an ambassador, a marshal of France or a minister of State, could alone give her Celestine her due place in society.
Years will go on -- I may not live to see it, no more may you -- it doesn't matter; Frank's future is equally certain either way -- put him into the army, the Church, politics, what you please, and let him drift: he'll end in being a general, a bishop, or a minister of State, by dint of the great modern qualification of doing nothing whatever to deserve his place.
de P , the President of the notorious Repressive Commission of some years ago, the Minister of State invested with extraordinary powers.
ISLAMABAD -- Ms Marriyum Aurangzeb, Minister of state for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage, has felicitated the Pakistan cricket team for its astounding victory in the T-20 series against New Zealand and clinching number one position in the ICC ranking.
The Prime Minister's delegation includes, among others, Minister for Foreign Affairs Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Minister for Health Saira Afzal Tarar, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb and Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication Anusha Rehman.
Minister of State for Power Abid Sher Ali told the house during question hour that scheduled load management is being carried out on feeders where losses are high to safeguard national exchequer from power theft.
Sheikh Nawaf also met with Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh, Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs Adel Musaed Al-Kharafi and Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh (end) haq
A Minister of State is a junior minister who may assist a cabinet minister or have independent charge of a ministry.
4 Anas Khaled Al-Saleh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs

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