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Ministry

Ministry Meaning & Definition
Ministry Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Ministry?

[n] building where the business of a government ministry is transacted
[n] religious ministers collectively (especially Presbyterian)
[n] a government department under the direction of a minister

Synonyms | Synonyms for Ministry:

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See Also | building | edifice | foreign office | government department | priesthood

Ministry In Webster's Dictionary

\Min"is*try\, n.; pl. Ministries . [L. ministerium. See {Minister}, n., and cf. {Mystery} a trade.] 1. The act of ministering; ministration; service. ``With tender ministry.'' --Thomson. 2. Hence: Agency; instrumentality. The ordinary ministry of second causes. --Atterbury. The wicked ministry of arms. --Dryden. 3. The office, duties, or functions of a minister, servant, or agent; ecclesiastical, executive, or ambassadorial function or profession. 4. The body of ministers of state; also, the clergy, as a body. 5. Administration; rule; term in power; as, the ministry of Pitt.

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