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 Each session was part ministration, part duel, part dance. James Poniewozik, New York Times, 21 May 2021 But are Neva’s affectionate murmurings, fleshly ministrations and feats of surrender sincere? Jen Mcdonald, New York Times, 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,, 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, 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, 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, 3 Jan. 2019 This is especially true in the current monetary cycle because of the Fed’s post-2008 ministrations. James Freeman, WSJ, 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, 10 Aug. 2018 See More

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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 27 Jun. 2022.

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