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Ministration definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MINISTRA'TION, n. [L. ministratio.] The act of performing service as a subordinate agent; agency; intervention for aid or service.
--Because their widows were neglected in the daily ministrations. Acts 6.
1. Office of a minister; service; ecclesiastical function.
As soon as the days of his ministration were ended.
Luke 1.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: assistance in time of difficulty; "the contributions provided some relief for the victims" [syn: relief, succor, succour, ministration]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 14th century the act or process of ministering

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 (usu. in pl.) aid or service (the kind ministrations of his neighbours). 2 ministering, esp. in religious matters. 3 (usu. foll. by of) the supplying (of help, justice, etc.). Derivatives: ministrant adj. & n. ministrative adj. Etymology: ME f. OF ministration or L ministratio (as MINISTER)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ministration Min`is*tra"tion, n. [L. ministratio, fr. ministrare.] The act of ministering; service; ministry. ``The days of his ministration.'' --Luke i. 23.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Agency, instrumentality. 2. Service, ecclesiastical function.

Moby Thesaurus

aid, assistance, attendance, benefit, comfort, ease, employ, employment, good offices, help, ministry, office, offices, peonage, protection, relief, remedy, rescue, serfdom, service, servitium, servitorship, servitude, slavery, succor, support, tendance, therapy



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