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minister sb.:
1. one employed by another to carry something into effect, agent Tp. I. ii. 131 “The m-s for the purpose,” All'sW. II. i. 140, Wint. III. ii. 161 “I chose Camillo for the minister to poison My friend,” 2H6 III. i. 355 “a of my intent,” Ham. III. iv. 175 “their” [i.e. heaven's] “scourge and minister.”
2. angel (messenger of God) Meas. V. i. 116 “m-s above,” Ham. I. iv. 39 “ministers of grace.”
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