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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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