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Ministry vs. Office — What's the Difference?

Ministry vs. Office — What's the Difference?

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Ministry

(in certain countries) a government department headed by a minister
The Ministry of Defence

Office

An office is generally a building, room or other area where an organization's employees perform administrative work in order to support and realize objects and goals of the organization. The word "office" may also denote a position within an organization with specific duties attached to it (see officer, office-holder, official); the latter is in fact an earlier usage, office as place originally referring to the location of one's duty.

Ministry

The work or vocation of a minister of religion
He is training for the ministry

Office

A place in which business, clerical, or professional activities are conducted.

Ministry

(in certain countries) a period of government under one prime minister
Gladstone's first ministry was outstanding
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Office

The administrative personnel, executives, or staff working in such a place
Can your office handle that amount of work?.

Ministry

The action of ministering to someone
The soldiers were no less in need of his ministry

Office

A subdivision of a governmental department
The US Patent Office.

Ministry

The act of serving; ministration.

Office

A major executive division of a government
The British Home Office.

Ministry

One that serves as a means; an instrumentality.

Office

A position of authority, duty, or trust given to a person, as in a government or corporation
The office of vice president.

Ministry

The profession, duties, and services of a minister.

Office

Public position
Is she inclined to seek office?.

Ministry

The Christian clergy.

Office

A duty or function assigned to or assumed by someone
Our host performed the office of tour guide.

Ministry

The period of service of a minister.

Office

Often offices A service or beneficial act done for another
Through her kind offices we were given a room with a view.

Ministry

A governmental department presided over by a minister.

Office

The canonical hours.

Ministry

The building in which such a department is housed.

Office

A prayer service in the Anglican Church, such as Morning or Evening Prayer.

Ministry

The duties, functions, or term of a governmental minister.

Office

A ceremony, rite, or service for a special purpose, especially the Office of the Dead.

Ministry

Often Ministry Governmental ministers considered as a group.

Office

Offices Chiefly British The parts of a house, such as the laundry and kitchen, in which servants carry out household work.

Ministry

Government department, at the administrative level normally headed by a minister (or equivalent rank, e.g. secretary of state), who holds it as portfolio, especially in a constitutional monarchy, but also as a polity
She works for the ministry of finance.
He works for the ministry of defence.
I work for the ministry of education.
They work for the ministry of agriculture.
Thesaurus:government ministry

Office

A ceremonial duty or service, particularly:

Ministry

The complete body of government ministers (whether or not they are in cabinet) under the leadership of a head of government (such as a prime minister)
The premier offered his last ministry's resignation to the monarch, and is asked to form a new one in accordance with the election results.

Office

The authorized form of ceremonial worship of a church.

Ministry

A ministration

Office

Any special liturgy, as the Office for the Dead or of the Virgin.

Ministry

The active practice and education of the minister of a particular religion or faith.

Office

A daily service without the eucharist.

Ministry

(Christianity) The clergy of nonapostolic Protestant churches.

Office

The daily service of the breviary, the liturgy for each canonical hour, including psalms, collects, and lessons.
In the Latin rite, all bishops, priests, and transitional deacons are obliged to recite the Divine Office daily.

Ministry

(Christianity) Work of a spiritual or charitable nature.
The present ministry of the Holy Spirit

Office

Various prayers used with modification as a morning or evening service.

Ministry

The act of ministering; ministration; service.

Office

Last rites.

Ministry

Agency; instrumentality.
The ordinary ministry of second causes.
The wicked ministry of arms.

Office

Mass, the introit sung at its beginning.

Ministry

The office, duties, or functions of a minister, servant, or agent; ecclesiastical, executive, or ambassadorial function or profession.

Office

A position of responsibility.
When the office of Secretary of State is vacant, its duties fall upon an official within the department.

Ministry

The body of ministers of state; also, the clergy, as a body.

Office

Official position, particularly high employment within government; tenure in such a position.
She held office as secretary of state until she left office to run for office.

Ministry

Administration; rule; term in power; as, the ministry of Pitt.

Office

A duty, particularly owing to one's position or station; a charge, trust, or role; moral duty.

Ministry

Religious ministers collectively (especially Presbyterian)

Office

Function: anything typically done by or expected of something.

Ministry

Building where the business of a government ministry is transacted

Office

A service, a kindness.
The secretary prevailed at the negotiations through the good offices of the Freedonian ambassador.

Ministry

A government department under the direction of a minister

Office

Inside information.

Office

A room, set of rooms, or building used for non-manual work, particularly:
The office of the Secretary of State is cleaned when it is vacant.

Office

A room, set of rooms, or building used for administration and bookkeeping.

Office

A room, set of rooms, or building used for selling services or tickets to the public.

Office

A room, set of rooms, or building used for consultation and diagnosis, but not surgery or other major procedures.

Office

The staff of such places.
The whole office was there... well, except you, of course.

Office

The administrative departments housed in such places, particularly:
He's from our public relations office.

Office

A ministry or other department of government.
The secretary of state's British colleague heads the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Office

Short for Holy Office: the court of final appeal in cases of heresy.

Office

A particular place of business of a larger white-collar business.
He worked as the receptionist at the Akron office.

Office

The parts of a house or estate devoted to manual work and storage, as the kitchen, scullery, laundry, stables, etc., particularly a house or estate's facilities for urination and defecation: outhouses or lavatories.

Office

Clipping of inquest of office: an inquest undertaken on occasions when the Crown claimed the right of possession to land or property.

Office

A piece of land used for hunting; the area of land overseen by a gamekeeper.

Office

A hangout: a place where one is normally found.

Office

A plane's cockpit, particularly an observer's cockpit.

Office

A collection of business software typically including a word processor and spreadsheet and slideshow programs.

Office

An official or group of officials; a personification of officeholders.

Office

A bodily function, urination and defecation; an act of urination or defecation.

Office

The performance of a duty; an instance of performing a duty.

Office

To provide (someone) with an office.

Office

(intransitive) To have an office.

Office

That which a person does, either voluntarily or by appointment, for, or with reference to, others; customary duty, or a duty that arises from the relations of man to man; as, kind offices, pious offices.
I would I could do a good office between you.

Office

A special duty, trust, charge, or position, conferred by authority and for a public purpose; a position of trust or authority; as, an executive or judical office; a municipal office.

Office

A charge or trust, of a sacred nature, conferred by God himself; as, the office of a priest under the old dispensation, and that of the apostles in the new.
Inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office.

Office

That which is performed, intended, or assigned to be done, by a particular thing, or that which anything is fitted to perform; a function; - answering to duty in intelligent beings.
They [the eyes] resign their office and their light.
Hesperus, whose office is to bringTwilight upon the earth.
In this experiment the several intervals of the teeth of the comb do the office of so many prisms.

Office

The place where any kind of business or service for others is transacted; a building, suite of rooms, or room in which public officers or workers in any organization transact business; as, the register's office; a lawyer's office; the doctor's office; the Mayor's office.

Office

The company or corporation, or persons collectively, whose place of business is in an office; as, I have notified the office.

Office

The apartments or outhouses in which the domestics discharge the duties attached to the service of a house, as kitchens, pantries, stables, etc.
As for the offices, let them stand at distance.

Office

Any service other than that of ordination and the Mass; any prescribed religious service.
This morning was read in the church, after the office was done, the declaration setting forth the late conspiracy against the king's person.

Office

To perform, as the duties of an office; to discharge.

Office

Place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed;
He rented an office in the new building

Office

An administrative unit of government;
The Central Intelligence Agency
The Census Bureau
Office of Management and Budget
Tennessee Valley Authority

Office

The actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group;
The function of a teacher
The government must do its part
Play its role

Office

(of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power;
Being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage
During his first year in office
During his first year in power
The power of the president

Office

Professional or clerical workers in an office;
The whole office was late the morning of the blizzard

Office

A religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities;
The offices of the mass

Office

A job in an organization;
He occupied a post in the treasury

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