from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A chief minister appointed by a ruler.
- n. The head of the cabinet and often also the chief executive of a parliamentary democracy.
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- n. In a parliamentary democracy, the chief member of the cabinet and head of the government; usually the leader of the majority party.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. the responsible head of a ministry or executive government; applied particularly to that of England.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the person who holds the position of head of the government in the United Kingdom
- n. the person who is head of state (in several countries)
John Healey, the shadow health secretary, claimed Flory's letter and the poll showed that this has been a year of broken promises by the prime minister on the NHS and not what people expected when he said he would protect the health service.
This was followed by a Palestinian uprisingthe second intifadain early fall 2000, and then the resounding election of the Israeli hard-liner, Ariel Sharon, as prime minister a few weeks after Bushs inauguration.
As for Sharon, whose country had endured a large number of deadly suicide bombers in the previous year, Bush increasingly saw the Israeli prime minister as a kindred soulthey were two leaders standing up, unbowed, to the terrorist threat.
There were exceptions, of course, including Ehud Barack when he was prime minister of Israel who wanted to talk to Clinton directly and often got Berger instead and Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the Saudi ambassador, when there was a particularly sensitive matter to discuss.
When tensions have risen, Vladimir V. Putin, the prime minister and former president, has used his speeches here to take aim at the United States.
Photos in the Hyannis museum show Kennedy arriving in a Marine helicopter; welcoming the Canadian prime minister to his family's home; being interviewed on the manicured lawn by Walter Cronkite; learning that his brother Ted had won a Senate seat; sailing with Jackie just after their marriage; playing with John Jr.
Kissinger seized on isolated intelligence, believed by few others, and concluded that Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi despised by Nixon was determined to attack and break up West Pakistan.
The prime minister has staked his reputation and his political fortune on being able to change Pakistan's behavior and get them to live as peaceful and friendly neighbors, Mehta said.
But once Marxist Robert Mugabe was elected prime minister in 1980, Zimbabwe gradually was transformed into yet another indescribable hell-on-earth.
Unaware that his ministers had misled him, the prime minister passed a pleasant weekend at Hawarden Castle.