minister has definitions from the fields of work,government,religion,Christianity,politics
[ noun ] (religion,Christianity) a person authorized to conduct religious worship

Used in print

(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)

A teenage girl , Abigail_Williams , is being sharply questioned by her minister uncle , the Reverend_Samuel_Parris , about a wild night affair in the woods in which she and some other girls had seemed to have had contact with these evil beings .

(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)

There was so much interest shown in this present-day venture that it was continued on B.B.C. , where comments were equally made by an Anglican parson , a Free_Church minister and a Catholic priest .

Almost daily something is reported which feeds this Catholic hope in England : statistics of the increasing numbers of converts and Irish Catholic immigrants ; news of a Protestant minister in Leamington who has offered to allow a Catholic priest to preach from his pulpit ; a report that a Catholic nun had been requested to teach in a non-Catholic secondary_school during the sickness of one of its masters ; the startling statement in a respectable periodical that `` Catholics , if the present system is still in_operation , will constitute almost one-third of the House_of_Lords in the next generation '' ; a report that 200 Protestant clergymen and laity attended a votive Mass offered for Christian unity at a Catholic_church in Slough during the Church Unity Octave .

(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)

Seated on the platform were Amos_C._Barstow , ex-mayor of Providence and a wealthy Republican stove manufacturer ; Thomas_Davis , an uncompromising Garrisonian ; the Reverend_Augustus_Woodbury , a Unitarian minister ; the Reverend_George_T._Day , a Free-Will Baptist ; Daniel_w._Vaughan , and William_H._H._Clements .

(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)

`` Know this : the ministers will not yield to the demands of Bern '' .

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clergyman ministrant

[ verb ] attend to the wants and needs of others


"I have to minister to my mother all the time"

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(The Atlanta Constitution...)

Yet every Sunday we sinners go_to that emergency_room to receive first_aid , and we leave unmindful that the man who ministered to us is a human_being who suffers , too .

(Tracts published by American Tract Society,...)

As I ministered to his needs , I noticed that his face was radiant in_spite_of his suffering and I learned that he was trusting not_only in the skill of his doctor and nurse but also the Lord .

It makes my work a great_deal easier to be able to pray for the Lord 's guidance while ministering to the physical needs of my patients .

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attend relief

[ noun ] (politics) a person appointed to a high office in the government


"Minister of Finance"

[ verb ] (work) work as a minister


"She is ministering in an old parish"

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work be curate

[ noun ] (work) a diplomat representing one government to another; ranks below ambassador

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[ noun ] (British) the job of a head of a government department