Definition of Prime minister

1. Noun. The person who holds the position of head of the government in the United Kingdom.

Exact synonyms: Pm, Premier
Group relationships: British Cabinet
Generic synonyms: Chief Of State, Head Of State
Derivative terms: Premier, Premiership

2. Noun. The person who is head of state (in several countries).
Exact synonyms: Chancellor, Premier
Generic synonyms: Chief Of State, Head Of State
Specialized synonyms: Taoiseach
Derivative terms: Chancellorship, Premier, Premiership

Definition of Prime minister

1. Noun. (alternative capitalization of prime minister) ¹

2. Noun. In a parliamentary democracy, the chief member of the cabinet and head of the government; usually the leader of the majority party. ¹

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Literary usage of Prime minister

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

1. The Law and Custom of the Constitution by William Reynell Anson (1907)
"The prime minister and his Colleagues. A man becomes prime minister by kissing ... If one prime minister succeeds another without a change of Government, ..."

2. Factors in Modern History by Albert Frederick Pollard (1907)
"who was a prime minister if ever there was one, had to repudiate the title ; but a prime minister was felt to be necessary by those who had to govern ..."

3. The Works of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham, John Bowring (1843)
"prime minister. SECTION I. Fields of Service. ART. 1. Co-extensive with that of the Legislative is the prime minister's local field of service. ..."

4. The Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1908)
"... Sister Question—The Church Congress and Politics—The prime minister at Edinburgh—Mr. Lloyd-George on Welsh Disestablishment—The Coming Education Bill; ..."

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