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ministry

min·is·try

ministry

 
pronunciation:
mI nih stri
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part of speech: noun
inflections: ministries
definition 1: the duties and functions of a religious minister.
He began his ministry in a small congregation in Minnesota.Why did you choose the ministry as a profession?
similar words:
pulpit
definition 2: the collective body of such ministers.
He was chosen by the ministry to lead this congregation.
similar words:
church, clergy, pulpit
definition 3: (usu. cap.) an administrative department of state.
She heads the Ministry of Education.He works in the Ministry of Finance.
definition 4: (usu. cap.) the building where a government department is located.
The terrorists have bombed one of the government ministries.
definition 5: service of a spiritual or charitable nature.
The organization was praised for its ministry to the homeless.
Word Parts
The word ministry contains the following part:
minist, minst Latin root that means serve, assist