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ministerium

[min-uh-steer-ee-uh m]
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noun (sometimes initial capital letter)
  1. an organization of local ministers or religious leaders who work with other community leaders on social or educational programs.

Origin of ministerium

From Latin, dating back to 1855–60; see origin at ministry
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Examples from the Web for ministerium

Historical Examples

  • This and the subsequent royal decrees will be found in full in Hst's "Struensee's Ministerium," vol.

    Life and Times of Her Majesty Caroline Matilda, Vol. I (of III)

    C. F. Lachelles Wraxall

  • Quo pacto Wiggo capulum complexus, cuspidem per Hiartuarum agit, ultionis compos, cuius Roluoni ministerium pollicitus fuerat.

    Beowulf

    R. W. Chambers


British Dictionary definitions for ministerium

ministerium

noun plural -ria (-rɪə)
  1. the body of the Lutheran ministers in a district

Word Origin

C19: Latin: ministry
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for ministerium

n.

"ordained ministers of a church district," 1881, from Latin ministerium (see ministry).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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