ministry

  • 21 ministry — noun (plural tries) Date: 14th century 1. ministration 2. the office, duties, or functions of a minister 3. the body of ministers of religion ; clergy 4. a person or thing through which something is accomplished ; agency, instrumentality 5 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 22 ministry — n. (rel.) a lay ministry * * * [ mɪnɪstrɪ] (rel.) a lay ministry …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 23 ministry — noun 1) the ministry for foreign affairs Syn: department, bureau, agency, office 2) he s training for the ministry Syn: the priesthood, holy orders, the cloth, the church …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 24 ministry — n. (pl. ies) 1 a a government department headed by a minister. b the building which it occupies (the Ministry of Defence). 2 a (prec. by the) the vocation or profession of a religious minister (called to the ministry). b the office of a religious …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 25 ministry — noun a) Government department, at the administrative level normally headed by a minister (or equivalent rank, e.g. secretary of state), who holds it as portfolio, especially in a constitutional monarchy She works for the ministry of finance. b)… …

    Wiktionary

  • 26 ministry — n. 1. Service, instrumentality agency, aid, interposition, ministration, intervention. 2. Office of a clergyman, ecclesiastical function. 3. Cabinet, council, administration, body of ministers. 4. Administration, ministry …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 27 ministry — ministerija statusas T sritis Politika apibrėžtis Svarbiausioji vykdomosios valdžios organizacija, atsakinga už tam tikrą valstybės valdymo sritį, vadovaujama ministro. Turi administraciją, kurią sudaro departamentai, skyriai ir kiti padaliniai.… …

    Politikos mokslų enciklopedinis žodynas

  • 28 ministry — The term as used in England is wider than Cabinet and includes all the holders of public office who come in and go out with the Prime Minister. In this respect it may be contrasted with the Permanent Civil Service, whose tenure is independent of… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 29 ministry — Synonyms and related words: Sacred College, administration, advisory council, agency, agent, aid, assistance, attendance, auspices, bailiwick, benefit, bureau, bureaucracy, cabinet, camarilla, care, channel, charge, clergy, clerical order,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 30 ministry — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. state officers; diplomatic service; priesthood, clergy. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The functions of the clergy] Syn. pastoral care, preaching, exhortation, administration of the sacraments, prayer,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 31 ministry — min·is·try || mɪnɪstrɪ n. office; office of a minister; religious office; government department …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 32 ministry — noun (plural ministries) 1》 a government department headed by a minister. 2》 a period of government under one Prime Minister. 3》 the work, vocation, or office of a minister of religion.     ↘spiritual service to others provided by the Christian… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 33 ministry — n 1. holy orders, sacred calling, religious vocation, religion, priesthood, the pulpit, the desk; prelacy, pastorate, rectorship, vicarage. 2. clergymen, clergy, clericals, the cloth; presbytery, elders. 3. department, agency, administration. 4.… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 34 ministry — min·is·try …

    English syllables

  • 35 ministry —  Служение …

    Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • 36 ministry — min•is•try [[t]ˈmɪn ə stri[/t]] n. pl. tries 1) rel the service, functions, or profession of a minister of religion 2) rel the body or class of ministers of religion; clergy 3) gov the service, function, or office of a minister of state 4) gov… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 37 ministry — /ˈmɪnəstri / (say minuhstree) noun (plural ministries) 1. the service, functions, or profession of a minister of religion. 2. the body or class of ministers of religion; the clergy. 3. the service, function, or office of a minister of state. 4.… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 38 ministry —    This word (from the Latin ministerium, meaning office or service ) refers to service on behalf of the Church by both the ordained and nonordained. The New Testament speaks of various ministries within the Church; after the Second Vatican… …

    Glossary of theological terms

  • 39 ministry —    Oihana kahuna pule (religious); oihana, ke ena (agency) …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 40 ministry — The work of a pastor or clergyman. The profession of a clergyman. The ministers, as heads of departments of the government of the United Kingdom considered collectively …

    Ballentine's law dictionary