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ministry

noun min·is·try \ˈmi-nə-strē\

the ministry : religious leaders as a group : ministers as a group

: the office, duties, or work of a religious minister

: a government department or the building in which it is located

plural min·is·tries

Full Definition of MINISTRY

2
:  the office, duties, or functions of a minister
3
:  the body of ministers of religion :  clergy
4
:  a person or thing through which something is accomplished :  agency, instrumentality
5
:  the period of service or office of a minister or ministry
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often capitalized
a :  the body of ministers governing a nation or state from which a smaller cabinet is sometimes selected
b :  the group of ministers constituting a cabinet
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a :  a government department presided over by a minister
b :  the building in which the business of a ministry is transacted

Examples of MINISTRY

  1. a member of the ministry
  2. She learned a lot during her first year of ministry.

First Known Use of MINISTRY

14th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

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