- 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)
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