Definition of ministerium
1 : a body in the Lutheran Church: a : one composed of ordained ministers and charged with the examination, licensure, and ordination of candidates for the ministry and with the trial for heresy of ministers and also laymen on appeal from a church council b : a representative body of ministers and laymen meeting periodically to attend to the interests of the churches represented
2 : a regional group or association of ministers in the Evangelical and Reformed Church meeting periodically for fellowship and attending to problems of common interest
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of ministerium
German, from Latin, service
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up ministerium? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).