Definition of the Ministry of Defence from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Ministry of Defence

 
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the British government department in charge of the armed forces. It was established in 1964, when the Admiralty, the War Office and the Air Ministry were joined together. It is in Whitehall and the title of its head is Secretary of State for Defence.