ministry/ ˈmɪn ə stri /
noun, plural min·is·tries.
the service, functions, or profession of a minister of religion.
the body or class of ministers of religion; clergy.
the service, function, or office of a minister of state.
the body of ministers of state.
(usually initial capital letter) any of the administrative governmental departments of certain countries usually under the direction of a minister of state.
(usually initial capital letter) the building that houses such an administrative department.