American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or process of serving or aiding.
- n. The act of performing the duties of a cleric.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of ministering or serving; service.
- n. Administration; agency; intervention for aid or service.
- n. A religious service or other function.
- n. the act of ministering
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of ministering; service; ministry.
- n. assistance in time of difficulty
- Middle English, from Old French, from Latin ministrātiō, ministrātiōn-, from ministrātus, past participle of ministrāre, to serve, from minister, servant; see minister. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Yup, the more the bloom comes of the rose that people think the O-ministration is the more they catch a whiff of the fertilizer underneath.”
“She let others send for him when in her calls his ministration was required, and she was careful not to linger where he was likely to come.”
“The other ministration, he calls the ministration of the spirit, even that which Christ offered to the world, upon believing.”
“Already the culture of the ‘Obama ad¬ministration is coming into focus.”
“Fourthly, The gospel is called the ministration of the Spirit, and the ministers of it the ministers of the Spirit: 2 Cor. iii.”
“The ministration of the Spirit," 2 Cor.iii. 8, in opposition to that of the law, which is called the ministration of the letter and of condemnation.”
“Communion, the Priest that shall execute the holy ministry shall put upon him the vesture appointed for that ministration, that is to say”
“For which reason the gospel is called the ministration of the Spirit; and is, upon this account, said to be more glorious than any other revelation which God had ever made to mankind.”
“Mark, The law is called the ministration of condemnation, but not of life.”
“The gospel is called the ministration of life, but not of condemnation.”
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