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noun [countable] ministry pronunciation in American English /ˈmɪnɪstri/
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  1. 1
    [usually singular] the profession or work of a church minister

    During his ministry he improved the church’s local image.

    1. a.
      [usually singular] the period of time when someone is a church minister
    2. c.
      [usually singular] religious work done by someone
  2. 2
    a government department in the U.K. and some other countries, or the building from which it operates

    the Dutch foreign ministry

    ministry of:

    the Ministry of Education



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