non-ministerial









non-ministerial


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.

adjective

  1. of or relating to a minister of religion or his office
  2. of or relating to a government minister or ministrya 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

adj.1560s, of religion; 1650s, of state; in some uses from Middle French ministériel and directly from Medieval Latin ministerialis “pertaining to service, of a minister,” from Latin ministerium (see ministry); in some cases probably directly from minister or ministry.

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