- Work done by a Christian charity is an example of a Christian ministry.
- The group of people worshipping under a priest are an example of his ministry.
- The work done by a priest is an example of his ministry.
Ministry is the work of a religious person or religious group, a collection of ministers or the flock tended to by a particular minister.
- the act of ministering, or serving; ministration
- that which serves as a means; agency
- the office, function, tenure, or service of a religious minister
- ministers of religion collectively; clergy
- the department under a minister of government
- the term of office of such a minister
- the building or buildings of such a department
- the ministers of a particular government as a group
Origin of ministryMiddle English mynysterie from Classical Latin ministerium from minister, minister
- a. The act of serving; ministration.b. One that serves as a means; an instrumentality.
- a. The profession, duties, and services of a minister.b. The Christian clergy.c. The period of service of a minister.
- a. A governmental department presided over by a minister.b. The building in which such a department is housed.c. The duties, functions, or term of a governmental minister.d. often Ministry Governmental ministers considered as a group.
Origin of ministryMiddle English ministerie from Old French ministere from Latin ministerium from minister servant ; see mei-2 in Indo-European roots.
- Government department, at the administrative level normally headed by a minister (equivalent rank, e.g. secretary of state), who holds it as portfolio, especially in a constitutional monarchy, but also as a polity
- She works for the ministry of finance.
- The complete body of government ministers (whether or not they are in cabinet) under the leadership of a head of government (such as a prime minister)
- The premier offered his last ministry's resignation to the monarch, and is asked the form a new one in accordance with the election results
- A ministration
- The active practice and education of the minister of a particular religion or faith.
- the present ministry of the Holy Spirit