Definition of “ministry” - English Dictionary

“ministry” in British English

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uk /ˈmɪn.ɪ.stri/ us /ˈmɪn.ə.stri/


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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  • The ministry of culture will be allotted about $6 million less this year.
  • She was moved to the Ministry of Culture.

(Definition of “ministry” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“ministry” in American English

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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)