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American English: /ˈmɪnəstri/
British English: /ˈmɪnɪstri/

Translation of ministry in Spanish:

noun plural ministries

  • 1 (Religion) 1.1 (profession)the ministry
    la clerecía
    (esp in the Catholic church) el ministerio sacerdotal
    el sacerdocio
    to go into o enter the ministry
    hacerse clérigo
    (esp in the Catholic church) hacerse sacerdote
    Example sentences
    • The story is that as Hays struggled over his choice of vocation, the ministry or politics, the church and politics fought over him.
    • We also discussed why Marian decided to train for the ministry, and her training so far.
    • Does a decline in the social status of the ministry as a profession weaken recruitment?
    1.2 (period of service, activity)
    Example sentences
    • In the decades that followed his death, out of the circle of 12 that had accompanied him during his three years of ministry, 10 would die a martyr's death.
    • Periodically in my ministry, we have done worship planning with groups of lay people.
    • It was there that he lived during the time of the ministry and crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
  • 2 (Politics) 2.1
    also: Ministry
    (department) Ministry of Agriculture (in UK)
    Ministerio (masculine) de Agricultura
    Ministry of Defence (in UK)
    Example sentences
    • Since arriving in China on Monday, Nowak has met with vice minister-level officials from the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Justice and Public Security.
    • During Zhu's term, the Chinese government abolished 61 separate ministries and departments and laid off more than 1.15 million officials.
    • Also coming out of the summit was a plan to reorganize government ministries, affecting 15 ministries and 156 associated departments.
    2.2 (period of office)
    gestión (feminine) ministerial
    Example sentences
    • After the death of Canning and the failure of the Goderich ministry, Wellington became prime minister in January 1828.
    • In his first ministry from 1868 to 1874, Gladstone implemented many government reforms.
    • Governments in the faction period were usually short-lived; a ministry which lasted 12 months had done well.
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