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


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for ministrations

/ (ˌmɪnɪˈstreɪʃən) /


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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