ministration

[ min-uh-strey-shuh n ]
/ ˌmɪn əˈstreɪ ʃən /

noun

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

Origin of ministration

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

OTHER WORDS FROM ministration

min·is·tra·tive, adjectivenon·min·is·tra·tion, nounun·min·is·tra·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ministration

ministration
/ (ˌmɪnɪˈstreɪʃən) /

noun

the act or an instance of serving or giving aid
the act or an instance of ministering religiously

Derived forms of ministration

ministrative (ˈmɪnɪstrətɪv), adjective

Word Origin for ministration

C14: from Latin ministrātiō, from ministrāre to wait upon
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