Minister may refer to:
* Minister (Christianity)
, a Christian cleric
Minister (Catholic Church)
In the Catholic Church the term minister enjoys a variety of usages. It most commonly refers to the person, whether lay or ordained, who is commissioned to perform some act on behalf of the Catholic Church. It is not a particular office or rank o ...
A minister is a politician who heads a ministry, making and implementing decisions on policies in conjunction with the other ministers. In some jurisdictions the head of government is also a minister and is designated the ‘prime minister’, ...
, a member of government who heads a ministry (government department)
Minister without portfolio
A minister without portfolio is either a government minister with no specific responsibilities or a minister who does not head a particular ministry. The sinecure is particularly common in countries ruled by coalition governments and a cabinet ...
, a member of government with the rank of a normal minister but who doesn't head a ministry
** Shadow minister, a member of a Shadow Cabinet
of the opposition
In Austria, a minister (german: Bundesminister, lit=federal minister) is a member of the Cabinet that usually leads a ministry or a division of the Chancellery.
Most ministers are responsible for a specific area of public administration. Minis ...
Diplomatic rank is a system of professional and social rank used in the world of diplomacy and international relations. A diplomat's rank determines many ceremonial details, such as the order of precedence at official processions, table seating ...
, the rank of diplomat directly below ambassador
The ''ministeriales'' (singular: ''ministerialis'') were a class of people raised up from serfdom and placed in positions of power and responsibility in the High Middle Ages in the Holy Roman Empire.
The word and its German translations, ''Minist ...
, a member of a noble class in the Holy Roman Empire
* '' The Minister
'', a 2011 French-Belgian film directed by Pierre Schöller
* Ministry (disambiguation)
* Minster (disambiguation)
''Yes Minister'' is a British political satire sitcom written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn. Comprising three seven-episode series, it was first transmitted on BBC2 from 1980 to 1984. A sequel, ''Yes, Prime Minister'', ran for 16 episodes f ...