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ministerial

MINISTE'RIAL, a. Attending for service; attendant; acting at command.

Enlight'ning spirits and ministerial flames.

1. Acting under superior authority; pertaining to a minister.

For the ministerial offices in court, there must be an eye to them.

2. Pertaining to executive offices, as distinct from judicial. The office and acts of a sheriff are ministerial.

3. Sacerdotal; pertaining to ministers of the gospel; as ministerial garments; ministerial duties.

Genuine ministerial prudence keeps back no important truth, listens to no compromise with sin, connives at no fashionable vice, cringes before no lordly worldling.

4. Pertaining to ministers of state; as ministerial circles; ministerial benches.



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MINISTE'RIAL, a. Attending for service; attendant; acting at command.

Enlight'ning spirits and ministerial flames.

1. Acting under superior authority; pertaining to a minister.

For the ministerial offices in court, there must be an eye to them.

2. Pertaining to executive offices, as distinct from judicial. The office and acts of a sheriff are ministerial.

3. Sacerdotal; pertaining to ministers of the gospel; as ministerial garments; ministerial duties.

Genuine ministerial prudence keeps back no important truth, listens to no compromise with sin, connives at no fashionable vice, cringes before no lordly worldling.

4. Pertaining to ministers of state; as ministerial circles; ministerial benches.

MIN-IS-TE'RI-AL, a.

  1. Attending for service; attendant; acting at command. Enlight'ning spirits and ministerial flames. Prior.
  2. Acting under superior authority; pertaining to a minister. For the ministerial offices in court, there must be an eye to them. Bacon.
  3. Pertaining to executive offices, as distinct from judicial. The office and acts of a sherif are ministerial.
  4. Sacerdotal; pertaining to ministers of the Gospel; as, ministerial garments; ministerial duties. Genuine ministerial prudence keeps back no important truth, listens to no compromise with sin, connives at no fashionable vice, cringes before no lordly worldling. H. Humphrey.
  5. Pertaining to ministers of state; as, ministerial circles; ministerial benches. Burke.

Min`is*te"ri*al
  1. Of or pertaining to ministry or service; serving; attendant.

    Enlightening spirits and ministerial flames. Prior.

  2. Of or pertaining to the office of a minister or to the ministry as a body, whether civil or sacerdotal.

    "Ministerial offices." Bacon. "A ministerial measure." Junius. "Ministerial garments." Hooker.
  3. Tending to advance or promote; contributive.

    "Ministerial to intellectual culture." De Quincey.

    The ministerial benches, the benches in the House of Commons occupied by members of the cabinet and their supporters; -- also, the persons occupying them. "Very solid and very brilliant talents distinguish the ministerial benches." Burke.

    Syn. -- Official; priestly; sacerdotal; ecclesiastical.

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Ministerial

MINISTE'RIAL, adjective Attending for service; attendant; acting at command.

Enlight'ning spirits and ministerial flames.

1. Acting under superior authority; pertaining to a minister.

For the ministerial offices in court, there must be an eye to them.

2. Pertaining to executive offices, as distinct from judicial. The office and acts of a sheriff are ministerial

3. Sacerdotal; pertaining to ministers of the gospel; as ministerial garments; ministerial duties.

Genuine ministerial prudence keeps back no important truth, listens to no compromise with sin, connives at no fashionable vice, cringes before no lordly worldling.

4. Pertaining to ministers of state; as ministerial circles; ministerial benches.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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