Definition of Ministerial

1. Adjective. Of or relating to a minister of religion or the minister's office. "Ministerial duties"

Partainyms: Minister
Derivative terms: Minister



2. Adjective. Of or relating to a government minister or ministry. "Ministerial decree"
Derivative terms: Minister, Minister, Minister
Partainyms: Minister

Definition of Ministerial

1. a. Of or pertaining to ministry or service; serving; attendant.

Definition of Ministerial

1. Adjective. Related to a religious minister or ministry. ¹

2. Adjective. Related to a governmental minister or ministry. ¹

3. Adjective. Having the power to wield delegated executive authority. ¹

4. Adjective. (context: Especially law) Serving as an instrument or means (i.e., procedural or ancillary, not substantive). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ministerial

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ministerial

minispectacle
minispectacles
minisphere
minispheres
minispiral
ministate
ministates
minister
minister-president
minister of finance
minister plenipotentiary
minister without portfolio
ministered
ministerest
ministereth
ministerial (current term)
ministerialist
ministerialists
ministerially
ministeries
ministering
ministerium
ministeriums
ministerly
ministers
ministers without portfolio
ministership
ministerships
ministery
ministracy

Literary usage of Ministerial

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1837)
"ministerial ALTERNATIVES. EVERY day adds a new testimony to the fact, that the late elections have secured for the present the ascendency of Conservative ..."

2. Energy Policies of IEA Countries: 2005 Review by International Energy Agency (2005)
"While the last IEA ministerial meeting was held in April 2003 only weeks after the beginning of military action in Iraq, this year a greater sense of ..."

3. The Life of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield by William Flavelle Monypenny, George Earle Buckle (1914)
"Mr. r>iK\ni on hearing of the ministerial crisis, immediately waited upon Fortune, but was not favoured with an ..."

4. The Secret Treaties of Austria-Hungary, 1879-1914 by Alfred Francis Pribram (1920)
"ministerial DECLARATION OF POLICY IN REGARD TO THE RELATION OF THE ... Zur Urkund dessen ist gegenwärtige ministerial-Erklärung, welche ebenso wie es in ..."

5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1911)
"writ was used at the common law to compel performance of ministerial duties In other matters, and that, if the duty to be performed involved quasi judicial ..."

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