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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.
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Adv.1.ministerially - in the manner of a minister or clergyman; "he was called on to visit ministerially on the dying man"
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Overlook for a moment the advisability of the CE of a council under scrutiny by a ministerially appointed Improvement Panel moonlighting in such a highly demanding role.
Hoatson was subsequently placed on administrative leave, and he applied for laicization in 2011, claiming Myers was squeezing him financially and ministerially Hoatson has asked that in addition to Myers' removal as archbishop, that he be reinstated to the priesthood so he can immediately "retire with dignity" and the financial support provided to priests.
We work in a political environment and we're in a unique position with constabulary independence," he says noting the commissioner role is an independent statutory officer acting with original (not ministerially delegated) authority in respect of law enforcement decisions in a particular case.
to be considered ministerially, the process must apply predictable,
Laity who had been looking for ways to exercise their baptismal vocation more ministerially began to take on leadership roles that previously had not been open to them.
approach; when an employee acts ministerially is as important as whether
This essay reflects my viewpoint as influenced by the communities that I have been ministerially linked with and situated among both in India and the United States of America.
His perception of his duties was understandable, given the implied remit from London that his role was to encourage the maximum responsibility for government being exercised ministerially (Report of the Commissioner 1987, iv).
However, the power to do so is a significant ministerially controlled limit on spending which, as a direct consequence, allows for control over Chief Executives and their Agencies (and prescribed Agencies).
She told the BBC: "As far as staff were aware, this had been ministerially sanctioned.
This seems to be invading the province of what the clerk does ministerially," he said.
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