ministerial

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

min·is·te·ri·al

adjective \ˌmi-nə-ˈstir-ē-əl\

: of or relating to a government minister

Full Definition of MINISTERIAL

1
:  of, relating to, or characteristic of a minister or the ministry
2
a :  being or having the characteristics of an act or duty prescribed by law as part of the duties of an administrative office
b :  relating to or being an act done after ascertaining the existence of a specified state of facts in obedience to a legal order without exercise of personal judgment or discretion
3
:  acting or active as an agent
min·is·te·ri·al·ly \-ē-ə-lē\ adverb

Examples of MINISTERIAL

  1. She holds a ministerial office.
  2. They function in a ministerial capacity in the embassy.

First Known Use of MINISTERIAL

1561

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

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