Definition of ministry
1 : ministration the ingenuity of destruction … had outrun the ministry of healing — Dixon Wecter
2 : the office, duties, or functions of a minister was well prepared for the ministry
5 : the period of service or office of a minister or ministry Many reforms were enacted during his ministry.
6 often capitalized a : the body of ministers governing a nation or state from which a smaller cabinet (see 1cabinet 3b) is sometimes selectedb : the group of ministers constituting a cabinet
7a : a government department presided over by a minister the Ministry of Foreign Affairsb : the building in which the business of a ministry is transacted
Examples of ministry in a Sentence
a member of the ministry
She learned a lot during her first year of ministry.
First Known Use of ministry
MINISTRY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ministry for English Language Learners
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
MINISTRY Defined for Kids
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