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min·is·te·ri·al

 (mĭn′ĭ-stîr′ē-əl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a minister of religion or of the ministry.
2. Of or relating to administrative and executive duties and functions of government.
3. Law Of, relating to, or being a mandatory act or duty admitting of no personal discretion or judgment in its performance.
4. Acting or serving as an agent; instrumental.

min′is·te′ri·al·ly adv.

ministerial

(ˌmɪnɪˈstɪərɪəl)
adj
1. (Protestantism) of or relating to a minister of religion or his or her office
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of or relating to a government minister or ministry: a ministerial act.
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capital) of or supporting the ministry or government against the opposition
4. (Law) law relating to or possessing delegated executive authority
5. (Law) law (of an office, duty, etc) requiring the following of instructions, without power to exercise any personal discretion in doing so
6. acting as an agent or cause; instrumental
ˌminisˈterially adv

min•is•te•ri•al

(ˌmɪn əˈstɪər i əl)

adj.
1. pertaining to a religious minister or ministry.
2. pertaining to a ministry or minister of state.
3. pertaining to or invested with delegated executive authority.
4. serving as an instrument or means; instrumental.
min`is•te′ri•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ministerial - of or relating to a minister of religion or the minister's officeministerial - of or relating to a minister of religion or the minister's office; "ministerial duties"
2.ministerial - of or relating to a government minister or ministryministerial - of or relating to a government minister or ministry; "ministerial decree"

ministerial

adjective
Of, for, or relating to administration or administrators:
Translations
كَهْنوتي، وزاري
ministerskýpastorský
ministeriel
miniszteri
ráîherra-
ministerský
bakana ait

ministerial

[ˌmɪnɪsˈtɪərɪəl] ADJ
1. (Pol) [meeting] → del gabinete; [post, career, duties] → ministerial; [changes] → en el gabinete
at ministerial levela nivel ministerial
2. (Rel) [duties, meeting] → pastoral

ministerial

[ˌmɪnɪˈstɪəriəl] adj (British)ministériel(le)Minister of Health nministre mf de la santéMinister of State n (British)secrétaire mf d'État

ministerial

adj (Pol) → ministeriell, Minister-; sourceministeriell; ministerial postMinisterposten m; his ministerial dutiesseine Pflichten als Minister; at ministerial levelauf Ministerebene; those of ministerial rankdiejenigen, die im Rang eines Ministers stehen (form)or die einen Ministerposten innehaben

ministerial

[ˌmɪnɪsˈtɪərɪəl] adj (Brit) (Pol) → ministeriale

minister

(ˈministə) noun
1. a clergyman in certain branches of the Christian Church. He is a minister in the Presbyterian church.
2. (the title of) the head of any of the divisions or departments of a government. the Minister for Education.
verb
(with to) to give help (to). She ministered to his needs.
ministerial (miniˈstiəriəl) adjective
of or concerning ministers. ministerial duties.
ˈministryplural ˈministries noun
1. the profession, duties or period of service of a minister of religion. His ministry lasted for fifteen years.
2. a department of government or the building where its employees work. the Transport Ministry.
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On the contrary, when a set of grave men and philosophers are disputing; when wisdom herself may in a manner be considered as present, and administering arguments to the disputants; should a tumult arise among the mob, or should one scold, who is herself equal in noise to a mighty mob, appear among the said philosophers; their disputes cease in a moment, wisdom no longer performs her ministerial office, and the attention of every one is immediately attracted by the scold alone.
Besides this, the ministerial servant of the Senate could not be expected to enjoy the confidence and respect of foreign powers in the same degree with the constitutional representatives of the nation, and, of course, would not be able to act with an equal degree of weight or efficacy.
Thinking over what he would say, he somewhat regretted that he should have to use his time and mental powers for domestic consumption, with so little to show for it, but, in spite of that, the form and contents of the speech before him shaped itself as clearly and distinctly in his head as a ministerial report.
The tenure of the ministerial offices generally, will be a subject of legal regulation, conformably to the reason of the case and the example of the State constitutions.
She was so taken by surprise and pleased by the nice things said in the address, read in Moody Spurgeon's most solemn and ministerial tones, that the tears quite drowned the sparkle of her big gray eyes.
Besides, constitutionally speaking, three ministries will agree better than seven; and, in the restricted number there is less chance for mistaken choice; moreover, it might be that the kingdom would some day escape from those perpetual ministerial oscillations which interfered with all plans of foreign policy and prevented all ameliorations of home rule.
With a convulsive motion, he tore away the ministerial band from before his breast.
Zealous in his ministerial labours, blameless in his life and habits, he yet did not appear to enjoy that mental serenity, that inward content, which should bet he reward of every sincere Christian and practical philanthropist.
That is, you wish me to lay aside my ministerial functions, to quit France and be an exile.
That was the further statement which I wished to make to you," said Bulstrode, who had thoroughly prepared his ministerial explanation.
Will's ministerial dream came to pass in the course of time, however, and a gentle, bright-eyed lady ruled over the parsonage, whom the reverend William called his "little Jane.
for I continued to plant when others had begun to hoe -- the ministerial husbandman had not suspected it.

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