What does the word premier mean?

Usage examples for premier

  1. Typical of the expressions on the part of the representatives of the Governments at war with Germany was that of Lloyd George, Premier of England, who said: America has at one bound become a world power in a sense she never was before. – Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights by Kelly Miller
  2. " There is no business so important," replied M. de Coislin, " as that of teaching M. le Premier President what he owes me, and nothing will make me go from this place unless M. le President, whom you see behind me, goes away first." – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 4 And His Court and of The Regency by Duc de Saint-Simon