• WordNet 3.6
    • adj ministerial of or relating to a government minister or ministry "ministerial decree"
    • adj ministerial of or relating to a minister of religion or the minister's office "ministerial duties"
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ministerial Of or pertaining to ministry or service; serving; attendant. "Enlightening spirits and ministerial flames."
    • Ministerial Of or pertaining to the office of a minister or to the ministry as a body, whether civil or sacerdotal. "Ministerial offices.""A ministerial measure.""Ministerial garments."
    • Ministerial Tending to advance or promote; contributive. "Ministerial to intellectual culture."
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ministerial Performing service; ministering or ministrant; subservient; subsidiary.
    • ministerial Of or pertaining to a minister or ministry of state; belonging to executive as distinguished from legislative or judicial office: as, ministerial functions.
    • ministerial Pertaining to the office, character, or habits of a clergyman; clerical: as, ministerial garments.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Ministerial pertaining to the work of a servant: acting under superior authority: pertaining to the office of a minister: clerical: executive
    • ***


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. ministerialis,: cf. F. ministériel,. See Minister, and cf. Minstrel
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—minor, less.


In literature:

"Memoirs of the Court of George IV. 1820-1830 (Vol 1)" by Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
From an early date, Port Arthur possessed the advantage of schools and ministerial attendance.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
You are, of course; of the Ministerial Investigative Force, just as I am.
"The Best Made Plans" by Everett B. Cole
First, House would be deprived of presence of esteemed Viscount on Ministerial bench.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, April 8, 1914" by Various
I have inevitably touched only some parts of the great subject of personal ministerial Consistency.
"To My Younger Brethren" by Handley C. G. Moule
Foreigners and the mercantile and ministerial classes alone remain.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
Strong agitation was visible among the Ministerial benches of the extreme left.
"Edmond Dantès" by Edmund Flagg
Here indeed was virgin soil for his ministerial labors.
"Americans All" by Various
Young men are frequently impatient to enter upon their ministerial life work.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
You find nothing in the paper about institutions that spring up, grow up, and develop without ministerial prescription!
"The Conquest of Bread" by Peter Kropotkin

In poetry:

You can't expect it! Goodness me!
T'would be a dreadful policy!
What sort of Ministerial dunce
Would try to do two things at once?
"Asking Too Much" by C J Dennis

In news:

The Willapa Harbor Ministerial Association would like to thank all the Pennywise Thrift Store donors and shoppers.
Terry O'Shea, Ministerial Alliance meeting, 1973).
Prime Minister Costas Simitis overhauled his ministerial team but left untouched the major posts of finance, foreign affairs and preparations for the 2004 Olympic Games.
Anti- abortion activist claims 'ministerial privilege' for jail visits to doctor's killer.
Anti-abortion activist claims 'ministerial privilege' for jail visits to doctor's killer.
LeRoy Haynes Jr, Vice President of the Albina Ministerial Alliance and Senior Pastor of Allen Temple CME Church in Northeast Portland.
The annual community Thanksgiving service, sponsored by the Massac County Ministerial Association, will be held at 7 pm Tuesday at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 605 Metropolis St.
The public is invited to tour the new Pickerington Christian Ministerial Association food pantry, at 70 Cross St, at an open house on Sunday, Nov 11, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Ministerial Exception Applied to Music Director with No Religious Training.
Even with Gandhi 's backing, the proposals remain mired in ministerial debate.
As many of you are reading this, close to 1,000 people are benefitting from the Community Christmas Project, sponsored by the Estherville Area Ministerial Association.
The Carroll County Ministerial Association is administering a fund to help the families of those involved in the tragic bus accident on Boone Road last Monday.
Q&A with Albina Ministerial Alliance representative Jo Ann Hardesty.
Supreme Court Upholds Ministerial Exception.
The group was founded by Cheri Harbert, an interfaith ministerial student.

In science:

G.S. acknowledges financial support from the french ministery of research via grants ACI-MD Geocomp and ANR Sada.
A bijection for rooted maps on orientable surfaces
This work was supported by the Program P1-0044 of the Ministery of Higher Education, Science and Technology of Republic of Slovenia and by AFOSR grant number?? Special thanks to prof.
Ergodic Theory and Visualization II: Visualization of Resonances and Periodic Sets
Finally we generalized our results to X X and X Y quantum spin systems. F. I.’s work has been supported by the Hungarian National Research Fund under grant No OTKA TO23642, TO25139, MO28418 and by the Ministery of Education under grant No.
Random quantum magnets with long-range correlated disorder: Enhancement of critical and Griffiths-McCoy singularities
This work has been partially performed during our visits in K¨oln and Budapest, respectively. F. I.’s work has been supported by the Hungarian National Research Fund under grant No OTKA TO23642, TO25139, MO28418 and by the Ministery of Education under grant No.
Random antiferromagnetic quantum spin chains: Exact results from scaling of rare regions
TG was supported by the German Federal Ministery for Education and Research (Synbreed, 0315528D), and by a VolkswagenFoundation scholarship (I/84225) affording him to visit UC Davis.
Robust identification of local adaptation from allele frequencies