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Offence of minister losing head? (5)

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I believe the answer is:

arson

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Here is my best explanation:

'offence' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'minister losing head?' is the wordplay.
'minister' becomes 'parson' ('parson' can be a synonym of 'minister').
'losing head?' means to remove the first letter.
'parson' with its first letter taken away is 'ARSON'.

'of' is the link.

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