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View synonyms for ministration

ministration

[ min-uh-strey-shuhn ]

noun

  1. the act of ministering care, aid, religious service, etc.
  2. an instance of this.


ministration

/ ˈmɪnɪstrətɪv; ˌmɪnɪˈstreɪʃən /

noun

  1. the act or an instance of serving or giving aid
  2. the act or an instance of ministering religiously


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Derived Forms

  • ministrative, adjective

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Other Words From

  • minis·trative adjective
  • nonmin·is·tration noun
  • un·minis·trative adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of ministration1

1300–50; Middle English ministracioun < Latin ministrātiōn- (stem of ministrātiō ) service, equivalent to ministrāt ( us ) (past participle of ministrāre to serve; minister ) + -iōn- -ion

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Word History and Origins

Origin of ministration1

C14: from Latin ministrātiō, from ministrāre to wait upon

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Example Sentences

A stunning interruption occurs, involving designer Paul Toben’s lighting and the ministrations of a housekeeper not identified in the program.

He never will tell you that the "ministration of the spirit" by "the laying on of hands," is done away by God's appointment.

The novelty of this sort of ministration was in itself sufficient to lift a weary and discouraged spirit.

The Sinai law was the “ministration of death” written on stone.

For if the ministration of condemnation is glory, much rather doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.

One continually sees the ministration of the temporary outlasting the ministration of the eternal.

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