ministration


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min·is·tra·tion

 (mĭn′ĭ-strā′shən)
n.
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.]

min′is·tra′tive adj.

ministration

(ˌmɪnɪˈstreɪʃən)
n
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]
ministrative adj

min•is•tra•tion

(ˌmɪn əˈstreɪ ʃən)

n.
the administration of care, aid, or religious service.
min′is•tra`tive, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ministration - assistance in time of difficultyministration - 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"
Translations

ministration

[ˌmɪnɪsˈtreɪʃən] N (frm) → ayuda f, agencia f, servicio m (Rel) → ministerio m

ministration

n usu plPflege f, → Fürsorge f
References in classic literature ?
One continually sees the ministration of the temporary outlasting the ministration of the eternal.
As a result, these revenues were already quadrupled, and yet the burden was so much more equably distributed than before, that all the king- dom felt a sense of relief, and the praises of my ad- ministration were hearty and general.
I know that from the beds of those who were past recovery, thanks have often, often gone up, in the last hour, for his patient ministration. Is not this to be rich?
To catch up in her arms the sick child who was dear to her, and hide it as if it were a criminal, and keep off all ministration but such as her own ignorant tenderness and patience could supply, had become this woman's idea of maternal love, fidelity, and duty.
Strange, in truth, are the ministrations to which Beauty is called.
This girl alone, among all the green Martians with whom I came in contact, disclosed characteristics of sympathy, kindliness, and affection; her ministrations to my bodily wants were unfailing, and her solicitous care saved me from much suffering and many hardships.
The barn was empty when the horses turned into it and, after giving them the most perfunctory ministrations they had ever received from him, he strode up to the house and pushed open the kitchen door.
But as Marilla did not try to interfere in kitchen matters, and showed no desire to interrupt Susan's ministrations to young Mrs.
Lady Arabella, whose face had blanched to a deadly white, now resumed her ministrations at the tea-board as though nothing unusual had happened.
Somehow, engaged in their healing ministrations, they no longer seemed to him boy's hands, the hands of Joan who had gazed at Gogoomy's head with pale cheeks sprayed with angry flame.
It might be spiritual and imparted to him by angelical ministrations. It might be the exhilaration of that potent cordial which is distilled only in the furnace-glow of earnest and long-continued thought.
The frock was quite dry, and in truth it had been helped a little by aunt Sarah's ministrations; but the colors had run in the rubbing, the pattern was blurred, and there were muddy streaks here and there.

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