Pronunciation: (min"u-stēr'ē-ul), [key]
1. pertaining to the ministry of religion, or to a minister or other member of the clergy.
2. pertaining to a ministry or minister of state.
3. pertaining to or invested with delegated executive authority.
4. of ministry or service.
5. serving as an instrument or means; instrumental.
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