Origin of ministerial
Examples from the Web for ministerial
The sisters, who volunteered for relief work in addition to ministerial service through their order, were extraordinary women.Caught: Female Assassin Who Allegedly Murdered Five American Nuns|Barbie Latza Nadeau|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The “ministerial exemption” covers minister-like people, too.
But in order to succeed, the band of ministerial mavericks needs to capitalize on their momentum.
This is the work of bureaucrats who worked on it behind the back even of the ministerial level in Brussels.Behind the Scenes of the E.U. Settlement Announcement|Noga Tarnopolsky|July 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If, as expected, Jassim leaves his ministerial posts, that will mark a major change.
Who is that grey-haired, mournful-looking gentleman on the ministerial bench?The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete|Emile Zola
Marjoribanks got his men together as usual, crowding benches on Ministerial side.
He never mixed party-spirit with his judgments: he lent himself to no ministerial purposes.Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745|Mrs. Thomson
It was only a short time after this that he found himself again active in his ministerial duties.Wilford Woodruff|Matthias F. Cowley
No such matter: he would have us believe that his ministerial prerogative has placed him out of the reach of popular impeachment.No Cross, No Crown|William Penn
British Dictionary definitions for ministerial
Word Origin and History for ministerial
1560s, of religion; 1650s, of state; in some uses from Middle French ministériel and directly from Medieval Latin ministerialis "pertaining to service, of a minister," from Latin ministerium (see ministry); in some cases probably directly from minister or ministry.