You use ministerial to refer to people, events, or jobs that are connected with government ministers.

The prime minister's initial ministerial appointments haven't pleased all his supporters.

...the recent ministerial meeting.

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  • ministerial — MINISTERIÁL, Ă, ministeriali, e, adj. Care aparţine unui ministru sau unui minister, privitor la un ministru sau la un minister, emis de un ministru sau de un minister; de ministru sau de minister. ♢ Bancă ministerială = locul pe care îl ocupă… …   Dicționar Român

  • Ministerial — Min is*te ri*al, a. [L. ministerialis: cf. F. minist[ e]riel. See {Minister}, and cf. {Minstrel}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to ministry or service; serving; attendant. [1913 Webster] Enlightening spirits and ministerial flames. Prior.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ministerial — min·is·te·ri·al /ˌmi nə stir ē əl/ adj 1: being or having the characteristics of an act or duty prescribed by law as part of the duties of an administrative office 2: relating to or being an act done after ascertaining the existence of a… …   Law dictionary

  • ministerial — UK US /ˌmɪnɪˈstɪəriəl/ adjective GOVERNMENT ► relating to or involving government ministers: ministerial job/role/post »He could be in line for a ministerial job soon after the election. »The plan awaits ministerial approval. »a ministerial… …   Financial and business terms

  • ministerial — adjetivo 1. Del ministerio, del gobierno del Estado o de algunos de sus ministros: Le han ofrecido un cargo ministerial. 2. Uso/registro: restringido. Que apoya públicamente al ministerio de un gobierno: en medios de información ministeriales, en …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • ministerial — 1. adj. Perteneciente o relativo al ministerio o gobierno del Estado, o a alguno de los ministros encargados de su despacho. 2. Dicho de una persona: Que en las Cortes o en la prensa apoya habitualmente a un ministerio. Diputado ministerial. U. t …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Ministerial — (v. lat. Ministerialis, Dienstmann), im frühen Mittelalter jede Person, welche einem Herren zu irgend einer Dienstleistung verpflichtet ist. In der ältesten Zeit hießen so bes. diejenigen Unfreien, welche zur Verrichtung der häuslichen Dienste… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • ministerial — (adj.) 1560s, of religion; 1650s, of state; in some uses from M.Fr. ministériel and directly from M.L. ministerialis pertaining to service, of a minister, from L. ministerium (see MINISTRY (Cf. ministry)); in some cases probably directly from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • ministerial — adj. 2 g. 1. Do ministério ou a ele relativo. 2. De ministro. • s. 2 g. 3. Partidário de um ministério ou governo …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • ministerial — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to a minister or ministers. DERIVATIVES ministerially adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • ministerial — [min΄is tir′ē əl] adj. [Fr ministériel < LL ministerialis] 1. of ministry, a minister, or ministers collectively 2. serving as a minister, or agent; subordinate 3. a) having the nature of or characteristic of the administrative functions of… …   English World dictionary