Min`is*te"ri*al (?), a. [L. ministerialis: cf. F. minist'eriel. See Minister, and cf. Minstrel.]
Of or pertaining to ministry or service; serving; attendant.
Enlightening spirits and ministerial flames.
Of or pertaining to the office of a minister or to the ministry as a body, whether civil or sacerdotal.
. "A ministerial
Tending to advance or promote; contributive.
to intellectual culture."
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."
Syn. -- Official; priestly; sacerdotal; ecclesiastical.
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