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ministerium

[min-uh-steer-ee-uh m] /ˌmɪn əˈstɪər i əm/
noun, (sometimes initial capital letter)
1.
an organization of local ministers or religious leaders who work with other community leaders on social or educational programs.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Latin; see ministry
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ministerium

/ˌmɪnɪˈstɪərɪəm/
noun (pl) -ria (-rɪə)
1.
the body of the Lutheran ministers in a district
Word Origin
C19: Latin: ministry
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Word Origin and History for ministerium
n.

"ordained ministers of a church district," 1881, from Latin ministerium (see ministry).

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