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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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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.
Fortunately for him she had on the other side Lord Faudel, a most intelligent middle-aged mediocrity, as bald as a ministerial statement in the House of Commons, with whom she was conversing in that intensely earnest manner which is the one unpardonable error, as he remarked once himself, that all really good people fall into, and from which none of them ever quite escape.
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.
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.
To understand how sarcastic were these exhortations, repeated at intervals, we should state that the approaching huntsman was a stout little man whose protuberant stomach was the evidence of a truly ministerial "embonpoint.
This able man, the constant candidate of the liberals, missing by seven or eight votes only in all the electoral battles fought under the Restoration, and who ostensibly repudiated the liberals by trying to be elected as a ministerial royalist(without ever being able to conquer the aversion of the administration),--this rancorous republican, mad with ambition, resolved to rival the royalism and aristocracy of Alencon at the moment when they once more had the upper hand.
Danglars had, however, protested against showing himself in a ministerial box, declaring that his political principles, and his parliamentary position as member of the opposition party would not permit him so to commit himself; the baroness had, therefore, despatched a note to Lucien Debray, bidding him call for them, it being wholly impossible for her to go alone with Eugenie to the opera.
That is, you wish me to lay aside my ministerial functions, to quit France and be an exile.
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.
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.
admonished his jester and vetoed ministerial measures by breaking the
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