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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Min·is·te·ri·al a.
 1. Of or pertaining to ministry or service; serving; attendant.
    Enlightening spirits and ministerial flames.   --Prior.
 2. Of or pertaining to the office of a minister or to the ministry as a body, whether civil or sacerdotal. Ministerial offices.” --Bacon. “A ministerial measure.” --Junius. Ministerial garments.”
 3. Tending to advance or promote; contributive. Ministerial to intellectual culture.”
 The ministerial benches, the benches in the House of Commons occupied by members of the cabinet and their supporters; -- also, the persons occupying them. “Very solid and very brilliant talents distinguish the ministerial benches.”
 Syn: -- Official; priestly; sacerdotal; ecclesiastical.