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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 government led by a minister: the Ministry of Defence/Agriculture

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  • 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)

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ministrynoun

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

[C] a government department led by a minister: All the ministries were represented at the meetingjustice, foreign affairs, economic affairs, and the interior.
  • ministry noun (PRIEST)

[U] the job of being a religious leader: 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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