Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of serving or aiding.
  • noun The act of performing the duties of a cleric.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of ministering or serving; service.
  • noun Administration; agency; intervention for aid or service.
  • noun A religious service or other function.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of ministering; service; ministry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the act of ministering

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

  • noun assistance in time of difficulty

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin ministrātiō, ministrātiōn-, from ministrātus, past participle of ministrāre, to serve, from minister, servant; see minister.]

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