Meaning of “ministry” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun uk us /ˈmɪnɪstri/

[ C ] a government department that is responsible for a particular subject:

the Ministry of Defence
a Foreign Ministry spokesman
the ministry

the job of being a priest:

What made you decide to enter the ministry (= become a priest)?

(Definition of “ministry” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)