• IPA: /ˌmɪn.əˈstiɹ.i.əl/


  1. Related to a religious minister or ministry.
  2. Related to a governmental minister or ministry.
  3. Having the power to wield delegated executive authority.
  4. (especially, law) 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.
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  • Portuguese: ministerial
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ministerial (plural ministerials)

  1. (historical) A member of the mediaeval estate or caste of unfree nobles.

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