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"ministry" in British English

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ministrynoun

uk   /ˈmɪn.ɪ.stri/  us   /ˈmɪn.ə.stri/
  • ministry noun (GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT)

C1 [C] in ​Britain and some other ​countries, a ​department of the ​governmentled by a ​minister: the Ministry of Defence/Agriculture

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  • The ministry of ​culture will be ​allotted about $6 million less this ​year.
  • She was ​moved to the Ministry of Culture.
  • ministry noun (RELIGIOUS WORK)

[U] work as a ​church minister: He ​practised a ​preaching and ​teaching ministry there for over 40 ​years.
the ministry
the ​job of being a ​priest: In 1985 he ​decided to go into/​leave the ministry.
(Definition of ministry from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ministry" in American English

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ministrynoun

 us   /ˈmɪn·ə·stri/
  • ministry noun (POLITICIAN)

[C] a ​governmentdepartmentled by a ​minister: All the ministries were ​represented at the ​meeting – ​justice, ​foreignaffairs, ​economicaffairs, and the ​interior.
  • ministry noun (PRIEST)

[U] the ​job of being a ​religiousleader: a ​youth ministry
(Definition of ministry from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ministry”
in Arabic وِزارة…
in Korean 정부의 부서, 목사의 직무…
in Portuguese ministério…
in Catalan ministeri, servei…
in Japanese (政府の)省, 聖職者の仕事…
in Chinese (Simplified) 政府部门, (政府的)部…
in Turkish bakanlık…
in Russian министерство…
in Chinese (Traditional) 政府部門, (政府的)部…
in Italian ministero…
in Polish ministerstwo…
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“ministry” in American English

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