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ministries, plural;
  1. The work or vocation of a minister of religion
    • - he is training for the ministry
  2. The period of tenure of a minister of religion

  3. The spiritual work or service of any Christian or a group of Christians, esp. evangelism
    • - a ministry of Christian healing
  4. (in certain countries) A government department headed by a minister of state
    • - the Ministry of Agriculture
  5. (in certain countries) A period of government under one prime minister
    • - Gladstone's first ministry was outstanding
  6. The action of ministering to someone
    • - the soldiers were no less in need of his ministry

  1. religious ministers collectively (especially Presbyterian)
  2. building where the business of a government department is transacted
  3. the work of a minister of religion; "he is studying for the ministry"
  4. (minister) attend to the wants and needs of others; "I have to minister to my mother all the time"
  5. (minister) curate: a person authorized to conduct religious worship; "clergymen are usually called ministers in Protestant churches"
  6. (minister) a person appointed to a high office in the government; "Minister of Finance"
  7. Ministry was an American industrial metal band founded by frontman Al Jourgensen in 1981. Originally a synthpop outfit, Ministry changed its style to industrial metal in the late 1980s. ...
  8. Ministry is a horror comic book created by writer-artist Lara J. Phillips.
  9. A ministry is a specialised organisation responsible for a sector of government public administration, sometimes led by a minister, but usually a senior public servant, that can have responsibility for one or more departments, agencies, bureaus, commissions or other smaller executive, advisory, ...
  10. Ministry: International Journal for Pastors is an international monthly magazine for Christian ministers, with a circulation of approximately 100,000. It is published by the Ministerial Association , an official body of the worldwide Adventist church. ...
  11. In Christian churches, a minister is someone who is authorized by a church or religious organization to perform functions such as teaching of beliefs; leading services such as weddings, baptisms or funerals; or otherwise providing spiritual guidance to the community.
  12. (Minister (Albania)) Politics of Albania takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democracy is the head of government, and of a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government. ...
  13. (minister) A person who is trained to perform religious ceremonies at a Protestant church; A politician who heads a ministry (national or regional government department for public service); At a diplomacy, the rank of diplomat directly below ambassador; Someone who serves others; To attend to; ...
  14. (Minister) To dream of seeing a minister, denotes unfortunate changes and unpleasant journeys. To hear a minister exhort, foretells that some designing person will influence you to evil. To dream that you are a minister, denotes that you will usurp another's rights. See Preacher and Priest.
  15. a Provincial Minister appointed under Article 132 of the Constitution and includes the Chief Minister;
  16. Minister in relation to a Part of this Act, means the Minister who is, under authority of any warrant or under authority of the Prime Minister, responsible for the administration of the Part.
  17. (Minister) In olden days, the word was synonymous with the clergy. While the ordained do indeed have special ministries to perform, we Episcopalians recognize that every baptized Christian has ministry to do for God’s greater glory. We therefore believe that all Christians are ministers. ...
  18. (MINISTER (verb)) To be of service to others.
  19. (Minister (for federal tax withholding)) Ministers are generally exempt from income tax withholding. They use the quarterly estimated tax procedure to pay their taxes, unless they elect voluntary withholding.
  20. (Minister) "The principle of minister is having a councillor, (husband or wife), who promotes your decency. It is said that ministers should be inscrutable."
  21. (Minister) A gender-neutral title used for an officer responsible for a particular activity. Often substituted with Master or Mistress, as appropriate for the specific individual currently holding the position.
  22. (Minister) A male member of the Magdalene Order. Ministers are able to use all sorts of weapons, but seem to be experts in hand-to-hand combat.
  23. (Minister) A member of the Irish Government who runs and manages a department and may propose new or amended laws
  24. (Minister) A person who has been set aside by ordination to serve the church. In the Presbyterian Church in Canada there are both spiritual and academic qualifications required for ordination as a minister. Ministers are sometimes also referred to as teaching elders. ...
  25. (Minister) A publisher (door-to-door salesperson) who has dedicated his life to God and the JW Organization and symbolized the dedication by water baptism.