Etymology
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ministration (n.)

mid-14c., ministracioun, "the action of ministering or serving, the rendering of personal service or aid," from Old French ministration or directly from Latin ministrationem (nominative ministratio), noun of action from past-participle stem of ministrare "to serve, attend, wait upon," from minister "inferior, servant, priest's assistant" (see minister (n.)).

updated on January 24, 2019

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Definitions of ministration from WordNet

ministration (n.)
assistance in time of difficulty;
Synonyms: relief / succor / succour
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