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1. The act or process of serving or aiding.
2. The act of performing the duties of a cleric.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin ministrātiō, ministrātiōn-, from ministrātus, past participle of ministrāre, to serve, from minister, servant; see minister.]
1. the act or an instance of serving or giving aid
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the act or an instance of ministering religiously
[C14: from Latin ministrātiō, from ministrāre to wait upon]
min•is•tra•tion(ˌmɪn əˈstreɪ ʃən)
the administration of care, aid, or religious service.
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|Noun||1.||ministration - assistance in time of difficulty; "the contributions provided some relief for the victims"|
assist, assistance, help, aid - the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "he gave me an assist with the housework"; "could not walk without assistance"; "rescue party went to their aid"; "offered his help in unloading"
consolation, solace, comfort - the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction; "his presence was a consolation to her"
mercy - alleviation of distress; showing great kindness toward the distressed; "distributing food and clothing to the flood victims was an act of mercy"