• WordNet 3.6
    • adj ministrant giving practical help to "a ministering angel","the angels ministrant sang","the attending physician"
    • n ministrant someone who serves as a minister
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Ministrant Performing service as a minister; attendant on service; acting under command; subordinate. "Princedoms and dominations ministrant ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ministrant Ministering; performing service; exercising ministry of any kind.
    • n ministrant One who ministers; a servant or dispenser.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Ministrant administering: attendant
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. ministrans, -antis, of ministrare, to minister
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—minor, less.


In literature:

Surrounded by the army of maids he more than readily submitted to their ministrations.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
Then he remembered the dying man of whom he had been told, who lay in such need of his ministrations.
"The Mermaid" by Lily Dougall
Indeed, her only thought seemed to be that these people had passed to their account without the ministrations of the church.
"Dross" by Henry Seton Merriman
Le ministre des affaires etrangeres.
"A Trip to Paris in July and August 1792" by Richard Twiss
Stepmothers, vi, 47; ministrations of, vi, 23.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
She has the natural gift which makes all her ministrations to others acceptable, but every one is not so endowed.
"Girls and Women" by Harriet E. Paine (AKA E. Chester}
Five minutes at the crystal brook was worth all the ministrations of Dutch milkmaids.
"On the Heels of De Wet" by The Intelligence Officer
Our ministrations will not be in vain.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
His ministrations were rewarded.
"Jill the Reckless" by P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
After dinner Jasper Very bade them all a cordial good-by, and proceeded on his errand of mercy to a family who needed his ministrations.
"The Kentucky Ranger" by Edward T. Curnick
Now shall I live a ministrant of gods and slave to Cybebe?
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
In vain were all their ministrations, in vain their prayers and exhortations.
"Rabbi and Priest" by Milton Goldsmith
He began his ministrations March 1, 1893.
"Charles Carleton Coffin" by William Elliot Griffis
Ministration of the sick, don't you call it?
"Dwell Deep" by Amy Le Feuvre
It is not to be supposed that all the ministrations for which the people of the country-side relied upon Rufus were mischievous.
"Julia And Her Romeo: A Chronicle Of Castle Barfield" by David Christie Murray
A pious and exemplary clergyman, Mr M'Laggan is still kindly remembered in the scene of his parochial ministrations.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
It might be spiritual, and imparted to him by angelic ministrations.
"The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Bayard was much affected, and thanked them in turn for their kindly ministrations.
"With Spurs of Gold" by Frances Nimmo Greene
They thanked the priests for their ministrations, and begged after a while to be left alone.
"Sea-Dogs All!" by Tom Bevan
This done, the injured man was deposited on a couch, the hatch was closed, and Ned began first-aid ministrations.
"Boy Scouts in the North Sea" by G. Harvey Ralphson

In poetry:

Through all the startled city, walked
The saints that had been dead,
And to the sorrowful in heart
Holy comfort ministred.
"The Ballad of Lost Souls" by John Oxenham
An Angel ministrant; no wealth or station
Made claim upon him from this door; within
Was needing him an Heir of Christ's salvation,
And so he entered in.
"A Sick-Bed Confirmation " by Samuel John Stone
Here on a hill of the occident stand we shoulder to shoulder,
Comrades tried and true through a mighty swath of the years!
Spring harps glad laughter through us, and ministrant rains of the autumn
Sing us again the songs of ancient dolor and tears.
"The Hill Maples" by Lucy Maud Montgomery

In news:

Guest speaker Linda Burt spoke about the Morgan County Center for Women's Ministr.
Aucune puissance humaine, ni le roi, ni le garde des sceaux, ni le premier ministre ne peuvent empiéter sur le pouvoir d'un juge d'instruction, rien ne l'arrête, rien ne lui commande.

In science:

Pasquazi is supported by “Le Fonds québécois de la recherché sur la nature et les technologies” through the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport fellowship.
Random quasi-phase-matched second-harmonic generation in periodically poled lithium tantalate
The preparation of this contribution was financed by the Ministr y of Science and Environment of Serbia within its project 1231.
Selected results and open problems in a semiclassical theory of dense matter