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[min-uh-strey-shuh n] /ˌmɪn əˈstreɪ ʃən/

the act of care, aid, religious service, etc.
an instance of this.
the act or an instance of serving or giving aid
the act or an instance of ministering religiously

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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