min·​is·​tra·​tion | \ ˌmi-nə-ˈstrā-shən How to pronounce ministration (audio) \

Definition of ministration

: the act or process of ministering

Examples of ministration in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But are Neva’s affectionate murmurings, fleshly ministrations and feats of surrender sincere? Jen Mcdonald, New York Times, "A Lesbian Who’s Not a Lesbian Walks Into a Bar, and ...," 18 Feb. 2020 The prized seats are the 12 spaces at the graphite-and-walnut sushi bar, with their up-close views of Park’s ministrations, and five two-seat tables a few feet away. Phil Vettel,, "Review: Find Chicago’s best sushi experience at Mako, B.K. Park’s omakase restaurant," 5 Dec. 2019 Gin’ral Government and the ministration are going in cahoot to undermine and overrule the undertakings of the free People of Georgia. Ben Zimmer, WSJ, "‘Cahoots’: A Term For Hidden Scheming Has Murky Origins," 24 Jan. 2020 While Louis’ piety and ministrations to the poor and lepers earned him sainthood, his reputation as a military leader is decidedly mixed. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Fear of Foreign Food May Have Led to the Death of This Crusader King," 26 June 2019 Here goes: Paradoxically, Italy has benefited the most and the least from Mr. Draghi’s ministrations, which include ultralow interest rates and direct lending subsidies alongside QE’s asset purchases. Joseph C. Sternberg, WSJ, "Italy’s ‘Doom Loops,’ Imagined and Real," 3 Jan. 2019 This is especially true in the current monetary cycle because of the Fed’s post-2008 ministrations. James Freeman, WSJ, "Trump Fears the Fed," 18 Oct. 2018 Evelyn Hockstein/the Washington Post via Getty Images Despite the ministrations of on-site medics, Heydari was blinded for an hour. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, "Aubtin Heydari was nearly killed at the Charlottesville rally last year. This is his story.," 10 Aug. 2018 If anything, Gauguin comes across as a severed soul who, without the ministrations of the Tahitians, would rapidly have expired. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, "'Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti' chronicles Gauguin’s desire to see a new way," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of ministration

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ministration

Middle English ministracioun, borrowed from Latin ministrātiōn-, ministrātiō, from ministrāre "to act as a servant, serve, minister entry 2" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of verbal action

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“Ministration.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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