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Meaning of MINISTRY

Pronunciation:  'ministree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  building where the business of a government ministry is transacted
  2. [n]  religious ministers collectively (especially Presbyterian)
  3. [n]  a government department under the direction of a minister
 

MINISTRY is a 8 letter word that starts with M.

 

 See Also: building, edifice, foreign office, government department, priesthood

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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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