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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ministry  \Min"is*try\,  n.;  pl  Ministries  .  [L.  ministerium  See 
  {Minister},  n.,  and  cf  {Mystery}  a  trade.] 
  1.  The  act  of  ministering;  ministration;  service.  ``With 
  tender  ministry.''  --Thomson. 
  2.  Hence:  Agency;  instrumentality. 
  The  ordinary  ministry  of  second  causes.  --Atterbury. 
  The  wicked  ministry  of  arms.  --Dryden. 
  3.  The  office,  duties,  or  functions  of  a  minister,  servant, 
  or  agent;  ecclesiastical,  executive,  or  ambassadorial 
  function  or  profession. 
  4.  The  body  of  ministers  of  state;  also  the  clergy,  as  a 
  5.  Administration;  rule  term  in  power;  as  the  ministry  of 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  religious  ministers  collectively  (especially  Presbyterian) 
  2:  the  building  where  the  business  of  a  government  ministry  is 
  3:  a  government  department  under  the  direction  of  a  minister 

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