ministerial

[ min-uh-steer-ee-uh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF ministerial
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MINISTERIAL

Before, however, the bill was passed a ministerial crisis had intervened.

Mr. Gladstone defended the ministerial action with spirit and effect.

Vehement cheers from the ministerial benches; cries of "Order!"

As Bache had said, the ministerial crisis was still dragging on.

Now both these are branches of the servile or ministerial art.

No journalistic optimism, no ministerial magniloquence can alter that.

And further still, the Ministerial Union of Elmira did not write it.

And finally, the Ministerial Union did not ask me to write it.

Mentally, Mr. Mix bit his lip, but outwardly he was ministerial.

With us in Upper Canada there was none of this ministerial responsibility.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, of religion; 1650s, of state; in some uses from Middle French ministériel and directly from Medieval Latin ministerialis "pertaining to service, of a minister," from Latin ministerium (see ministry); in some cases probably directly from minister or ministry.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MINISTERIAL

clerical

adjectiveconcerning clergy
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