What does ministerial mean?

Definitions for ministerial
ˌmɪn əˈstɪər i əlmin·is·te·ri·al

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ministerial.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ministerialadjective

    of or relating to a minister of religion or the minister's office

    "ministerial duties"

  2. ministerialadjective

    of or relating to a government minister or ministry

    "ministerial decree"


  1. ministerialadjective

    Related to a religious minister or ministry.

  2. ministerialadjective

    Related to a governmental minister or ministry.

  3. ministerialadjective

    Having the power to wield delegated executive authority.

  4. ministerialadjective

    Serving as an instrument or means (i.e., procedural or ancillary, not substantive).

    Filling out the form under the direction of a lawyer is a ministerial task performed by a legal secretary.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ministerialadjective

    of or pertaining to ministry or service; serving; attendant

  2. Ministerialadjective

    of or pertaining to the office of a minister or to the ministry as a body, whether civil or sacerdotal

  3. Ministerialadjective

    tending to advance or promote; contributive

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ministerial' in Adjectives Frequency: #1028

How to pronounce ministerial?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ministerial in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ministerial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of ministerial in a Sentence

  1. John Bolton:

    I'm not sure that this decision has reached the prime ministerial level in final form. I mean we are still talking, people are talking back and forth.

  2. John Pirich:

    That's a mandatory requirement, the Michigan Supreme Court has been very clear that' shall' means' shall.' The Michigan Supreme Court's The Michigan Supreme Court. The Michigan Supreme Court's ministerial. They have no choice.

  3. Rimbick Pato:

    The meeting request was declined as Minister Pato wanted to maintain Minister Pato position of impartiality as Chair of the APEC Ministerial Meeting, only interventions by Ministers would be permitted at that stage of the negotiation.

  4. Steven Sestanovich:

    The real agenda of the ministerial is conveying that the United States is not rethinking its commitment to NATO, so far, the administration has not been able to convey that.

  5. Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari:

    Unless there is a clear prospect for passage of the TPA(trade promotion authority) bill in the United States, we won't be able to conclude the trade talks even if we held a ministerial meeting.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ministeri, toimivaltainen, papillinen, avustava, pappis-Finnish

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