ministry etymology

English word ministry comes from Latin -ionem, Latin ministrum, and later Latin ministerium (Employment, ministration. Ministry (office of a minister).)

Detailed word origin of ministry

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ionem Latin (lat)
ministrum Latin (lat)
ministerium Latin (lat) Employment, ministration. Ministry (office of a minister).
ministry English (eng) (Christianity) The clergy of nonapostolic Protestant churches.. (Christianity) Work of a spiritual or charitable nature.. A ministration. Government department, at the administrative level normally headed by a minister (or equivalent rank, e.g. secretary of state), who holds it as portfolio, especially in a constitutional monarchy, but also as a polity. The active practice and education of [...]