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Ministry meaning

ministry - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of ministering; ministration; service.
  2. 2. Agency; instrumentality.
  3. 3. The office, duties, or functions of a minister, servant, or agent; ecclesiastical, executive, or ambassadorial function or profession.
  4. 4. The body of ministers of state; also, the clergy, as a body.
  5. 5. Administration; rule; term in power; as, the ministry of Pitt.
  6. 6. Act of ministering; service; office of a minister; the clergy; body of ministers of state.

ministry - examples of usage

  1. Throughout the winter of 1703- 4 the extreme members of the Ministry, though they had still a majority in the House of Commons, felt the Queen's coldness increase. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  2. The sum of the explanation is that the ministry seemed to him at that time to be neither honourable, agreeable, nor profitable. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  3. " I was training for the ministry in the Free Kirk of Scotland," said he, " when I gradually became aware of the error of my ways, and saw that there could only be salvation in the episcopal form of Church government. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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