minister of state


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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
References in classic literature ?
"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.
no; cautious as a minister of state. I managed it extremely well."
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." With this summary of his son's worldly prospects, Mr.
de P , the President of the notorious Repressive Commission of some years ago, the Minister of State invested with extraordinary powers.
Timipre Sylva (Bayelsa State) Minister of State, Petroleum under the President
Japanese Minister of State replied that they would be always beside to any operative initiative conducted by Bangladesh to mitigate the consequential impacts of climate change.
Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi to attend the Democracy Day celebrations in Nigeria on 12 June 2019, the Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs Shri V.
Minister of State for Revenue Hammad Azhar has stated this during his Budget 2019-20 speech at parliament house on Tuesday.
- On November 11, 2013, interpellations were submitted against Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs and Minister of State for Planning and Development Dr.

Full browser ?