Definition of 'ministry'

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The verdict was delivered amid tight security at the defence ministry. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The defence ministry said the country was too busy preparing for local elections. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The aircraft has since been almost completely withdrawn from commercial flights but continues in service with the defence ministry. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The German foreign ministry said it was trying to verify the reports. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Russia's defence ministry did not confirm the report. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Ministers said phone or electronic surveillance of a suspect had to be first approved by a court, the defence ministry and the cabinet. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The verdict was postponed indefinitely as the French foreign ministry lobbied Moscow for his release. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The Chinese foreign ministry said that it was disappointed to the point of despair by the Japanese intervention. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But this is a notable result of our joint work, efforts by the defence and foreign ministries, our partners in the regions. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Just look at how often the names of government ministries change for no clear reason. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The diplomats at the foreign ministry do not count for much. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The setting of these norms was also handed over to the ministries and departments. Aganbegyan, Abel Inside Perestroika: The Future of the Soviet Economy (1990)It feels as if a government ministry has just abandoned the place in the face of an invading army. Times, Sunday Times (2012)French defence ministry officials said that the rebels were also supported by its special forces who were acting in an advisory role. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You can introduce video curriculum to your small-group ministry in a variety of ways. Christianity Today (2000)But a ministry spokesman says April remains the target for implementation. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The staff rejected as insufficient a pledge by the management to talk to the Interior and Justice ministries about reinforcing police patrols around the museum. Times, Sunday Times (2013)

Synonyms of 'ministry'

department, office, bureau, government department
the priesthood, the church, the cloth, the pulpit

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Translations for 'ministry'

British English: ministry /ˈmɪnɪstrɪ/ NOUN
government department A ministry is a government department.
...the Ministry of Justice.
  • American English: ministry government
  • Arabic: وِزَارَةٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: ministério
  • Chinese: 部委
  • Croatian: ministarstvo
  • Czech: ministerstvo
  • Danish: ministerium
  • Dutch: ministerie
  • European Spanish: ministerio
  • Finnish: ministeriö
  • French: ministère gouvernement
  • German: Ministerium
  • Greek: υπουργείο
  • Italian: ministero
  • Japanese: government
  • Korean:
  • Norwegian: departement
  • Polish: ministerstwo
  • European Portuguese: ministério
  • Romanian: minister
  • Russian: министерство
  • Spanish: ministerio
  • Swedish: departement
  • Thai: กระทรวง
  • Turkish: bakanlık
  • Ukrainian: міністерство
  • Vietnamese: bộ cơ quan
British English: ministry /ˈmɪnɪstrɪ/ NOUN
religious The ministry of a religious person is the work that they do that is inspired by their religious beliefs.
His ministry is among poor people.
  • American English: ministry religion
  • Arabic: كَهْنُوتٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: ministério religião
  • Chinese: 牧师职位
  • Croatian: svećenićka služba
  • Czech: kněžský úřad
  • Danish: præstekald
  • Dutch: geestelijk ambt
  • European Spanish: clerecía
  • Finnish: papin virka
  • French: ministère religion
  • German: geistliches Amt
  • Greek: ιερατείο
  • Italian: ministero
  • Japanese: 聖職 religion
  • Korean: 사역
  • Norwegian: presteembete
  • Polish: duszpasterstwo
  • European Portuguese: ministério
  • Romanian: preoție
  • Russian: духовенство
  • Spanish: clerecía
  • Swedish: prästämbete
  • Thai: การช่วยเหลือ
  • Turkish: papazlık
  • Ukrainian: зобов'язання священика
  • Vietnamese: đoàn mục sư


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