AskDefine | Define ministry

Dictionary Definition

ministry

Noun

1 religious ministers collectively (especially Presbyterian)
2 building where the business of a government ministry is transacted
3 a government department under the direction of a minister

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Noun

  1. The active practice and education of a particular religion or faith. See also: minister
  2. Government department in a regal system (eg the current UK system)
    She works for the ministry of finance.
  3. The complete body of government ministers (whether or not they are in cabinet) under the leadership of a prime minister

Translations

government department
  • Czech: ministerstvo
  • Finnish: ministeriö
  • German: Ministerium
  • Greek: υπουργείο (ypourgeío)
  • Spanish: ministerio

Extensive Definition

The term ministry may refer to the following:
in music and entertainment
in religion
in fiction
ministry in Italian: Ministero (disambigua)
ministry in Simple English: Ministry

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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