Definition of Cabinet minister

1. Noun. A person who is a member of the cabinet.

2. Noun. The job of a senior minister who is a member of the cabinet.
Generic synonyms: Minister
Group relationships: Cabinet

Definition of Cabinet minister

1. Noun. (politics) A member of the executive branch of a government who has been appointed to the cabinet, the group of leading policy makers, advisers, and overseers of governmental departments who report to the prime minister. ¹

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Literary usage of Cabinet minister

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. English Constitutional History from the Teutonic Conquest to the Present Time by Thomas Pitt Taswell-Langmead (1905)
"... oi the Crown and of Ministers under the Cabinet system. to the House of Lords ; to Ike House of Commons, Three-fold capacity of cabinet minister. ..."

2. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"Lord Palmerston, thoroughly English Mr. Bright as a cabinet minister now has his thoughts directed into another channel, ..."

3. Diary of Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy Under Lincoln and Johnson by Gideon Welles (1911)
"... to Attorney-General Evarts — Grant's Spite against Members of the Cabinet — Minister Washburn in Paraguay — Minister Reverdy Johnson submits a Protocol ..."

4. Heads of the People: Or, Portraits of the English by Joseph Kenny Meadows (1878)
"FHS cabinet minister is the paragon of animals. ... The cabinet minister is descended (not in a direct line, for all his ways are crooked) from the smallest ..."

5. The Military Forces of the Crown: Their Administration and Government by Charles Mathew Clode (1869)
"... he continues :—" If the Chief is to be a cabinet minister, and is to attend to his duties as a Minister in the Cabinet and in the House of Commons, ..."

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