Definition of ministerial adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌmɪnɪˈstɪəriəl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪnɪˈstɪriəl//
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connected with a government minister or ministers decisions taken at ministerial level a ministerial meeting/statement to hold ministerial office (= to have the job of a government minister) Word Originmid 16th cent.: from French ministériel or late Latin ministerialis, from Latin ministerium ‘ministry’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ministerial