noun, plural min·is·tries.
Origin of ministry
Examples from the Web for ministry
It would take a few years for the ministry to change its tune on Borat.When Countries Lose Their Shit Over American Movies|Asawin Suebsaeng|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, the Ministry of Interior released a report of 141 investigations against candidates accused of vote-buying around Ukraine.
On one of his social network pages Yarosh demanded Poroshenko make major changes in the ministry of interior.Ukraine’s President Wowed Congress, But His Party Has a Dark Side|Anna Nemtsova|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Ministry of Heath is said to have ordered Sawyer not to travel.
The Ministry of Finance nonetheless apparently authorized him to attend the conference in Nigeria.
The following day I received a letter asking me to call at the Ministry.My Double Life|Sarah Bernhardt
He was a devoted priest, and spent his life and fortune in the service of his ministry.
It is not difficult to see what the motive and object of that Ministry: were in issuing the orders of Council.The Life Of Thomas Paine, Vol. II. (of II)|Moncure Daniel Conway
For other members of the Ministry there is occasional surcease from work, and some opportunity for recreation.
"I don't believe any but fools enter the ministry nowadays," she wrote bitterly.Anne Of The Island|Lucy Maud Montgomery
noun plural -tries
- the profession or duties of a minister of religion
- the performance of these duties
- a government department headed by a minister
- the buildings of such a department
Word Origin for ministry
late 14c., "function of a priest," from Old French menistere "service, ministry; position, post, employment," and directly from Latin ministerium "office, service, attendance, ministry," from minister (see minister (n.)). Began to be used 1916 as name of certain departments in British government.