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English definition of “ministry”

ministry

noun (PRIEST'S WORK)    /ˈmɪn.ɪ.stri/
[U] work as a minister : He practised a preaching and teaching ministry there for over 40 years .Religious leaders and officials the ministry the job of being a priest : In 1985 he decided to go into/ leave the ministry.Religious leaders and officials
(Definition of ministry noun (PRIEST'S WORK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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