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Individual government officials

agent

noun

an official of some US government departments, such as the FBI

alderman

noun

a male politician who is a member of the government of a city in the US, Canada, or Australia

alderwoman

noun

a female politician who is a member of the government of a city in the US, Canada, or Australia

assemblyman

noun

a male politician who has been elected as a member of a US state Assembly

assemblywoman

noun

a female politician who has been elected as a member of a US state Assembly

chancellor

noun

the Chancellor of the Exchequer

chancellor

noun

the leader of the government in some countries, for example Germany and Austria

Chancellor of the Exchequer

noun

the member of the British government who is responsible for taxes and for deciding how the government spends its money

chief minister

noun

the political leader of a state in India or of a territory in Australia

chief of staff

noun

someone whose job is to manage the people who work for a government leader and to advise that leader

civil servant

noun

someone who works for a government department

Cllr

abbreviation

councillor

commissioner

noun

an important official in a government, especially someone who is in charge of a particular department

commissioner

noun

a member of a commission

councillor

noun

an elected member of the council that governs a city, county etc

councilman

noun

a man who is an elected member of the government of a city in the US

councilor

an American spelling of councillor

councilwoman

noun

a woman who is an elected member of the government of a city in the US

czar

noun

a government official who is responsible for dealing with a specific problem, especially one that causes a lot of public worry

deputy

noun

an elected member of parliament in some countries, for example France

dewan

noun

a diwan

the Director of Public Prosecutions

a government official who decides whether someone accused of a crime by the police should be brought to trial in a court of law

district attorney

noun

a lawyer who works for a state or county government in the US and whose job is to bring people accused of crimes to trial

diwan

noun

a senior government official in India, especially the prime minister of a state

the DPP

the Director of Public Prosecutions

drug czar

noun

an official employed by a national government to try to stop the trade in illegal drugs

Foreign Secretary

noun

the British government minister who is responsible for Britain’s relationships with foreign countries. The US title for a similar job is Secretary of State.

functionary

noun

an official who works for a government or a political party, especially one with unimportant or boring office duties

governor

noun

an elected official who is the political head of a state in the US

governor

noun

an official who governs a country or part of a country that is ruled by another state

governor

noun

an official who is sent by the central government to govern an area of the country

gubernatorial

adjective

relating to the position of governor

health inspector

noun

someone who works for the government whose job is to visit restaurants and make sure that they are clean and obeying laws about preparing food

Home Secretary

noun

in the UK, the person who is in charge of the Home Office. The person who has a similar job in the US is called the Attorney General and, in some other countries, the Minister of the Interior.

inspector of taxes

noun

a government official whose job is to calculate and collect taxes

the Leader of the Opposition

the leader of the main political party that opposes the party that forms the British government

the Lord Chancellor

a senior member of the British government, who belongs to the Cabinet and is head of the Ministry of Justice

Lord Mayor

noun

the leader of the council in some British cities, especially the City of London

mandarin

noun

a senior official in the Civil Service (=government departments). This word often shows that you think officials like these have too much power

mandarin

noun

a senior government official in China in the past

marshal

noun

a government officer whose job is to make certain that the laws of a place or orders of a court are obeyed

mayor

noun

the most important elected official in a town or city

mayoralty

noun

the official position held by a mayor

mayoress

noun

a woman mayor

mayoress

noun

a woman who is the wife or partner of a mayor

minister

noun

an official in charge of a government department in the UK and some other countries. The American word is secretary

minister

noun

an official who represents their government in a foreign country, especially someone whose rank is below that of an ambassador

minister of state

noun

someone who has an important job in a government department in the UK

nawab

noun

an important minister in the government of some Indian states

PPS

abbreviation

Parliamentary Private Secretary: a member of the British parliament whose job is to help a government minister

prefect

noun

a public official in some countries who has authority over a particular district

premier

noun

the leader of a Canadian province

premier

noun

the leader of an Australian state or territory

president

noun

the political leader of a country that does not have a king or queen

president-elect

noun

someone who has been elected president but has not officially started the position yet

procurator fiscal

noun

in Scotland, a lawyer who works for the government and whose job is to decide whether there is enough evidence to put someone on trial for a crime. In England and Wales this work is done by the Crown Prosecution Service.

provost

noun

the leader of the local council in a Scottish town

public servant

noun

someone who works for the government, especially someone who has been elected

Rep.

abbreviation

Representative

Representative

noun

a politician who is a member of the US House of Representatives

secretary

noun

the politician in charge of a particular government department

Secretary of State

noun

the politician in charge of a particular government department in the UK

Secretary of State

noun

the senior US politician who deals with relations with other countries

sheik

noun

a male leader in an Arab country. The area or country that he rules is called a sheikdom.

spad

noun

special adviser: someone who works for a minister in the British government but who is not a permanent civil servant

the Speaker of the House

noun

the member of the US House of Representatives who is elected by the party with a majority of members as their leader

special agent

noun

someone who works for the FBI

Surgeon General

noun

the US government official who is responsible for issues affecting public health

tax inspector

noun

a government worker whose job is to check that people or companies are paying the right amount of tax

town clerk

noun

an elected official who keeps local records and gives out licences

undersecretary

noun

in the US, an important government official whose rank is below secretary

undersecretary

noun

in the UK, a junior government official in a government department

undersecretary

noun

in the UK, a senior civil servant (=official who is not elected) in a government department

veep

noun

a vice-president, either of a country or of a corporation

vice-president

noun

a senior political leader with the position immediately below that of the president of a country

VP

abbreviation

vice president

mayoral

adjective

minister without portfolio

a member of the British government who does not have responsibility for any particular department

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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