- of ministry, a minister, or ministers collectively
- serving as a minister, or agent; subordinate
- having the nature of or characteristic of the administrative functions of government; executive
- designating or of an administrative act carried out in a prescribed manner not allowing for personal discretion
- being a cause; instrumental
Origin of ministerialFrench ministériel ; from Late Latin ministerialis
- Of, relating to, or characteristic of a minister of religion or of the ministry.
- Of or relating to administrative and executive duties and functions of government.
- Law Of, relating to, or being a mandatory act or duty admitting of no personal discretion or judgment in its performance.
- Acting or serving as an agent; instrumental.
- Related to a religious minister or ministry.
- Related to a governmental minister or ministry.
- Having the power to wield delegated executive authority.
- (Especially law) Serving as an instrument or means (i.e., procedural or ancillary, not substantive).
- Filling out the form under the direction of a lawyer is a ministerial task performed by a legal secretary.
ministerial - Legal Definition
Of the nature of a routine or mechanical function performed with a minimum of discretion.