noun Date: 14th century the act or process of ministering

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  • Ministration — Min is*tra tion, n. [L. ministratio, fr. ministrare.] The act of ministering; service; ministry. The days of his ministration. Luke i. 23. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ministration — (n.) mid 14c., the action of ministering or serving, from O.Fr. ministration or directly from L. ministrationem (nom. ministratio), noun of action from pp. stem of ministrare to serve (see MINISTER (Cf. minister) (v.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ministration — index administration, aid (help), aid (subsistence), attendance, behalf, bureaucracy, direction …   Law dictionary

  • ministration — ► NOUN 1) (ministrations) chiefly formal or humorous the provision of assistance or care. 2) the services of a minister of religion or of a religious institution. 3) the action of administering the sacrament. DERIVATIVES ministrant noun …   English terms dictionary

  • ministration — [min΄is trā′shən] n. [ME ministracion < L ministratio < pp. of ministrare, to MINISTER] 1. MINISTRY (sense 2a) 2. administration, as of a sacrament 3. the act or an instance of giving help or care; service ministrative adj …   English World dictionary

  • ministration — ministrative, adj. /min euh stray sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of ministering care, aid, religious service, etc. 2. an instance of this. [1300 50; ME ministracioun < L ministration (s. of ministratio) service, equiv. to ministrat(us) (ptp. of… …   Universalium

  • ministration — n. 1 (usu. in pl.) aid or service (the kind ministrations of his neighbours). 2 ministering, esp. in religious matters. 3 (usu. foll. by of) the supplying (of help, justice, etc.). Derivatives: ministrant adj. & n. ministrative adj. Etymology: ME …   Useful english dictionary

  • ministration — noun the act of ministering …   Wiktionary

  • ministration — Synonyms and related words: aid, assistance, attendance, benefit, comfort, ease, employ, employment, good offices, help, ministry, office, offices, peonage, protection, relief, remedy, rescue, serfdom, service, servitium, servitorship, servitude …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ministration — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. assistance, help, support; see aid 1 …   English dictionary for students

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