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English noun: ministry

1. ministry (group) religious ministers collectively (especially Presbyterian)


Broader (hypernym)priesthood

2. ministry (artifact) building where the business of a government department is transacted


Broader (hypernym)building, edifice

3. ministry (group) a government department under the direction of a minister


Broader (hypernym)government department


Narrower (hyponym)Foreign Office, Home Office

4. ministry (act) the work of a minister of religion


SamplesHe is studying for the ministry.


Broader (hypernym)employment, work









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