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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The social position can be combined with a name: Staatsminister Michael Link 'Minister of State Michael Link'.
(57) Robert Lucius von Ballhausen, Bismarck-Erinnerungen des Staatsministers Freiherrn Lucius von Ballhausen (Berlin, 1920), diary entry.