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
: acting or active as an agent
— min·is·te·ri·al·ly \-ē-ə-lē\ adverb
Examples of MINISTERIAL
- She holds a ministerial office.
- They function in a ministerial capacity in the embassy.
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