ministrant

1 of 2

adjective

min·​is·​trant ˈmi-nə-strənt How to pronounce ministrant (audio)
archaic
: performing service in attendance on someone

ministrant

2 of 2

noun

: one that ministers

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

borrowed from Latin ministrant-, ministrans, present participle of ministrāre "to act as a servant, serve, minister entry 2"

Noun

derivative of ministrant entry 1

First Known Use

Adjective

circa 1559, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1818, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ministrant was circa 1559

Dictionary Entries Near ministrant

Cite this Entry

“Ministrant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ministrant. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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