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ministration

[min-uh-strey-shuh n] /ˌmɪn əˈstreɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of ministering care, aid, religious service, etc.
2.
an instance of this.
Origin
1300-1350
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
Related forms
ministrative, adjective
nonministration, noun
unministrative, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un ministrative

ministration

/ˌmɪnɪˈstreɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or an instance of serving or giving aid
2.
the act or an instance of ministering religiously
Derived Forms
ministrative (ˈmɪnɪstrətɪv) adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Latin ministrātiō, from ministrāre to wait upon
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Word Origin and History for un ministrative

ministration

n.

mid-14c., "the action of ministering or serving," from Old French ministration or directly from Latin ministrationem (nominative ministratio), noun of action from past participle stem of ministrare "to serve" (see minister (v.)).

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