quasiministerial

ministerial

[min-uh-steer-ee-uhl]
adjective
1.
pertaining to the ministry of religion, or to a minister or other member of the clergy.
2.
pertaining to a ministry or minister of state.
3.
pertaining to or invested with delegated executive authority.
4.
of ministry or service.
5.
serving as an instrument or means; instrumental.

Origin:
1555–65; < Late Latin ministeriālis, equivalent to Latin ministeri(um) ministry + -ālis -al1

ministerially, adverb
antiministerial, adjective
antiministerially, adverb
interministerial, adjective
nonministerial, adjective
nonministerially, adverb
pseudoministerial, adjective
quasi-ministerial, adjective
semiministerial, adjective
unministerial, adjective
unministerially, adverb
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ministerial (ˌmɪnɪˈstɪərɪəl)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to a minister of religion or his office
2.  of or relating to a government minister or ministry: a ministerial act
3.  (often capital) of or supporting the ministry or government against the opposition
4.  law relating to or possessing delegated executive authority
5.  law (of an office, duty, etc) requiring the following of instructions, without power to exercise any personal discretion in doing so
6.  acting as an agent or cause; instrumental
 
minis'terially
 
adv

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ministerial
1560s, of religion; 1650s, of state; in some uses from Fr. ministériel, from M.L. ministerialis, from L. ministerium (see ministry); in some cases probably directly from minister or ministry.
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