minister to

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A person ordained for service in a Christian church:
Informal: reverend.
phrasal verb
minister to
1. To have the care and supervision of:
Idioms: keep an eye on, look out for, take care of, take under one's wing.
2. To work and care for:
attend, do for, serve, wait on (or upon).
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Not exactly regally lovely, of course--it wouldn't do, I suppose, for a minister to have a regally lovely wife, because it might set a bad example.
According to sources, Acting President Sadiq Sanjrani has signed the summary of appointing Murad Saeed as Federal Minister, the summary was sent by Prime Minister to the acting President.
- Minister to the Prime Minister in charge of Monitoring Major Reforms: Taoufik Rajhi,
Prime Minister invited the Malaysian Prime Minister to visit Pakistan, which Prime Minister Mahathir accepted.
Sources said Bangash's portfolio has been changed from minister to special assistant to the chief minister, hence, he did not take the oath.

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