What does the word ministration mean?

Usage examples for ministration

  1. Even I, in my humble sphere of ministration, must look upon myself as an instrument provided by Providence to correct the evil I see around me. – By Veldt and Kopje by William Charles Scully
  2. But religion is not only a help in and for ourselves; it has a ministration for others- for this great mass of destitution and suffering that broods in the midst of the city. – Humanity in the City by E. H. Chapin
  3. As to the doctrine of the parson, and the value of his ministration, there were a variety of opinions. – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever