- the act of ministering care, aid, religious service, etc.
- an instance of this.
Origin of ministration
Examples from the Web for ministrations
There is a sub-theme in The Accursed of medical history and its bizarre fads and ministrations.The Devil and Woodrow Wilson: An Interview With Joyce Carol Oates
March 19, 2013
Would her ministrations to the military be taken differently if she was older, grayer and a little less shapely?Petraeus Affair Stereotypes: The General, The Flirt And The Harlot
November 15, 2012
Beauty The constant attention of the world requires the ministrations of her beauty elves: Deborah Mitchell Bee Venom facials.The $163,000 Question: What Does It Cost To Be Kate?
October 16, 2012
They are most kind in their ministrations to the sick and needy.The Long Labrador Trail
The minister was greatly beloved, and all attended his ministrations.Leading Articles on Various Subjects
Yes; but the ministrations of the husbandman, the physician, and the builder have an end.Euthyphro
Then, becoming conscious of her ministrations, "Angel of goodness!"Love-at-Arms
Shorty trembled like a captured rabbit when Maria first began her ministrations.Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6)
- the act or an instance of serving or giving aid
- the act or an instance of ministering religiously
Word Origin and History for ministrations
mid-14c., "the action of ministering or serving," from Old French ministration or directly from Latin ministrationem (nominative ministratio), noun of action from past participle stem of ministrare "to serve" (see minister (v.)).