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Definition of "ministrant" [min•is•trant]

  • One who ministers. (noun)
  • Serving attendance on someone. (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.

Use "ministrant" in a sentence
  • "The ceremonial features (such as the choice of the persons to make the offering) are simply the carrying over of general social arrangements into religious observances -- the ministrant is the father of the family, or the chief of the tribe, or the priest or other elected person, according to the particular local customs."
  • "Ambulationes subdiales, quas hortenses aurae ministrant, sub fornice viridi, pampinis virentibus concameratae."
  • "The sixth part of my work (to which the rest is subservient and ministrant) discloses and sets forth that philosophy which by the legitimate, chaste, and severe course of inquiry which I have explained and provided is at length developed and established."