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Definition of ministry:

  1. Administration; rule; term in power; as, the ministry of Pitt.
  2. Agency; instrumentality.
  3. The act of ministering; ministration; service.
  4. The body of ministers of state; also, the clergy, as a body.
  5. The office, duties, or functions of a minister, servant, or agent; ecclesiastical, executive, or ambassadorial function or profession.


archbishopric, organ, the Archbishop of Canterbury, vehicle, canon, corporation, priesthood, instrument, means, blessing, anoint, abbess, cloth, customs, directorate, consecrate, agency, administration, branch, exhortation, archbishop, cardinal, spirituality, bishop, abbot, medium, council, the civil service, bureau, circumcision, Corp., department, preaching, confession, ceremony, celebrant, first estate, prelacy, circumcise, bless, church, machinery, archdeacon, prayer, instrumentality, contemplation, bishopric, spiritualty.

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