[min-uh-struh nt]



a person who ministers.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for ministrant

attendant, ministering

Examples from the Web for ministrant

Historical Examples of ministrant

  • 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



ministering or serving as a minister


a person who ministers

Word Origin for ministrant

C17: from Latin ministrans, from ministrāre to wait upon
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