One who supports and adheres to another
A person who is much loved
Each time the phone rang, Cynthia flinched, fearing some state minion was calling to drag Martha back to his lair in the dungeons of officialdom.
So in Triumph of Life, 265, "Whom from the flock of conquerors I Fame singled out for her thunderbearing minion," out seems to be due to the compositor.
The hobbits are saved from Saruman's minion orcs by the Ents, eldest tree spirits that take the form of walking, talking giant trees.
The main speaking character is an aged minion named Gnarl.
Sarah felt unsure about running at first, however Jackson held strong to his conviction that death would be preferable to living as a minion for a madman.