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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who ministers.
  • adj. Serving attendance on someone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who ministers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Performing service as a minister; attendant on service; acting under command; subordinate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Ministering; performing service; exercising ministry of any kind.
  • n. One who ministers; a servant or dispenser.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. giving practical help to
  • n. someone who serves as a minister

Etymologies

From Latin ministrāns, ministrant-, present participle of ministrāre, to serve, from minister, servant; see minister.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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