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Noun: ministry  mi-ni-stree
  1. Building where the business of a government department is transacted
     
  2. A government department under the direction of a minister
     
  3. The work of a minister of religion
    "he is studying for the ministry"
     
  4. Religious ministers collectively (especially Presbyterian)

Derived forms: ministries

Type of: building, edifice, employment, government department, priesthood, work

Encyclopedia: Ministry