minister of state


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minister of state

n
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.
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.
KUWAIT, Nov 16 (KUNA) -- Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah said on Monday a big sports event would be held at Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium by year-end at the behest of His Highness the Amir and His Highness the Crown Prince.
ISLAMABAD -- Minister of State Capital Administration and Development Division, Barrister Usman Ibrahim has taken notice over irregularities in finalization of names for Medical Hajj Mission 2015 comprising of doctors, paramedical and ancillary staff by Capital Administration and Development Division.
ISLAMABAD -- Minister of State for Interior Mohammad Balighur Rehman says FC has been deployed at Harnai in Balochistan for the security of coalmines where mining activity has resumed after a long time.
Musaed Al-Aiban, Minister of State and Member of the Cabinet and Dr.
Bihar already had three Cabinet ministers and a minister of state in the Cabinet.
First-time MP Mahesh Sharma seems to be a surprise choice as a Minister of State with Independent Charge given the fact that Naqvi, a former minister, has been given just a Minister of State berth.
Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

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