Definition of "ministerial" []

  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of a minister of religion or of the ministry. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to administrative and executive duties and functions of government. (adjective)
  • Law Of, relating to, or being a mandatory act or duty admitting of no personal discretion or judgment in its performance. (adjective)
  • Acting or serving as an agent; instrumental. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to a minister of religion or his or her office (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Of or relating to a government minister or ministry (adjective)
  • Of or supporting the ministry or government against the opposition (adjective)
  • Relating to or possessing delegated executive authority (adjective)
  • (of an office, duty, etc) requiring the following of instructions, without power to exercise any personal discretion in doing so (adjective)
  • Acting as an agent or cause; instrumental (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "ministerial" in a sentence
  • "He addressed two issues — exchange rates and fiscal strategies — expected to take center stage in ministerial meetings around the International Monetary Fund's annual gathering this week and ahead of the Group of 20 summits in coming weeks."
  • "We need help from United Nations regarding this matter and discussion is very urgent in ministerial level."
  • "What is characteristic was a notable level of party self-interest evident in ministerial decision-making (especially in regard to the timing and method of counts and the design of ballot papers)."