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Definition of "ministry" []

  • The act of serving; ministration. (noun)
  • One that serves as a means; an instrumentality. (noun)
  • The profession, duties, and services of a minister. (noun)
  • The Christian clergy. (noun)
  • The period of service of a minister. (noun)
  • The profession or duties of a minister of religion (noun)

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.

  • The performance of these duties (noun)
  • Ministers of religion or government ministers considered collectively (noun)
  • The tenure of a minister (noun)
  • A government department headed by a minister (noun)
  • The buildings of such a department (noun)

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Use "ministry" in a sentence
  • "And if the horseman of the first seal represented the chosen ministry who went forth in a glorious mission to win trophies of grace, the horseman of this seal must represent _an apostate ministry_, possessing power and authority to enforce the severest exactions upon the bread of life, thus producing a desolating spiritual famine."
  • "See working in ministry is all about meeting needs and compromising and sacrificing to meet those needs."
  • "To the left of this paper sat another, which had been folded so that a story bearing the title ministry guarantees students 'sapety was visible."