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.
adj 1: of or relating to a minister of religion or the minister's
office; "ministerial duties"
2: of or relating to a government minister or ministry;