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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MINISTRY

That same doing, is what we are congratulating the present Ministry upon.

The ministry escaped censure when the vote was taken by a bare majority.

During this session other difficulties were encountered by the Ministry.

Mr. Disraeli's motion was lost, and the ministry was sustained.

The end of Mr. Gladstone's first ministry was now drawing near.

Mrs. MacDermott had been deeply hurt by his refusal to consider the ministry.

The ministry and the membership of the Church do not exist for the government.

Will you let me help you into the ministry, as rapidly as money can help?

By special permission from the Ministry he was to play Joad.

Finally I received a letter, and went at once to the Ministry.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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abbey

nounbuilding that houses monks, nuns, or priests; church
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