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ministrant

[min-uh-struh nt]
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adjective
  1. ministering.
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noun
  1. a person who ministers.
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Origin of ministrant

1660–70; < Latin ministrant- (stem of ministrāns), present participle of ministrāre to serve. See minister, -ant
Related formssub·min·is·trant, adjectiveun·min·is·trant, adjective
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Examples from the Web for ministrant

Historical Examples

  • And to this moment, no rushing river is half so ministrant to dread as is a still, dull hogshead, where insects float and fly.

    Tiverton Tales

    Alice Brown

  • Let them rather claim maintenance from a grateful public, and live, like troubadours of old, ministrant to the general joy.

    Meadow Grass

    Alice Brown

  • When his household cares obliged the ministrant to leave her room, Nydia began to re-collect her thoughts.

    The Last Days of Pompeii

    Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

  • Nor would the time of their ministrant be too much occupied by them, supposing him to have other uses to which to put it.

    The Graftons

    Archibald Marshall

  • He became Elijah's constant companion and pupil and ministrant, until the great man's departure.


British Dictionary definitions for ministrant

ministrant

adjective
  1. ministering or serving as a minister
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noun
  1. a person who ministers
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Word Origin

C17: from Latin ministrans, from ministrāre to wait upon
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