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min·is·tra·tion / ˌminəˈstrāshən/ • n. (usu. ministrations) chiefly formal or humorous the provision of assistance or care: a kitchen made spotless by the ministrations of a cleaning lady. ∎  the services of a minister of religion or of a religious institution. ∎  the action of administering the sacrament. DERIVATIVES: min·is·trant / ˈminəstrənt/ n.

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