Definition of ministration in English:


Pronunciation /ˌminəˈstrāSHən/ /ˌmɪnəˈstreɪʃən/


usually ministrations
  • 1formal, humorous The provision of assistance or care.

    • ‘the kitchen was made spotless by the ministrations of a cleaning lady’
    attention, treatment, help, assistance, aid, care, services, succour, relief, support
  • 2The services of a minister of religion or of a religious institution.

    • ‘the ministrations of Father Martin’
    act of assistance, good turn, favour, kindness, helping hand
    1. 2.1The action of administering the sacrament.
      • ‘the celebration and ministration of the sacraments’


Late Middle English from Latin ministratio(n-), from ministrare ‘wait upon’, from minister (see minister).