Ministry

Definition of Ministry

Min´is`try
n.1.
1.The act of ministering; ministration; service.
2.Agency; instrumentality.
The ordinary ministry of second causes.
- Atterbury.
The wicked ministry of arms.
- Dryden.
3.The office, duties, or functions of a minister, servant, or agent; ecclesiastical, executive, or ambassadorial function or profession.
4.The body of ministers of state; also, the clergy, as a body.
5.Administration; rule; term in power; as, the ministry of Pitt.

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