the act of ministering care, aid, religious service, etc.
an instance of this.

1300–50; Middle English ministracioun < Latin ministrātiōn- (stem of ministrātiō) service, equivalent to ministrāt(us) (past participle of ministrāre to serve; see minister) + -iōn- -ion

ministrative, adjective
nonministration, noun
unministrative, adjective Unabridged
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ministration (ˌmɪnɪˈstreɪʃən)
1.  the act or an instance of serving or giving aid
2.  the act or an instance of ministering religiously
[C14: from Latin ministrātiō, from ministrāre to wait upon]

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Word Origin & History

mid-14c., "the action of ministering or serving," from L. ministrationem (nom. ministratio), from ministrare "to serve" (see minister).
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Example sentences
It might be spiritual, and imparted to him by angelic ministrations.
And paint is not so susceptible to the ministrations of wallpaper remover.
Inspired by their ministrations he vows to reform, returning the collection box
  he has slipped into his capacious pants.
So rapid was the increase in many cases that the churches were unable to take
  care of those who sought their ministrations.
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