What is ministry?

  • (noun): A government department under the direction of a minister.
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More definitions of "ministry":

  • (noun): Religious ministers collectively (especially Presbyterian).
  • (noun): Building where the business of a government ministry is transacted.

Famous quotes containing the word ministry:

    The State has but one face for me: that of the police. To my eyes, all of the State’s ministries have this single face, and I cannot imagine the ministry of culture other than as the police of culture, with its prefect and commissioners.
    Jean Dubuffet (1901–1985)

    the eave-drops fall
    Heard only in the trances of the blast,
    Or if the secret ministry of frost
    Shall hang them up in silent icicles,
    Quietly shining to the quiet Moon.
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)