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.
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)