adjective | \ ˌmi-nə-ˈstir-ē-əl \ | min·is·te·ri·al
  1. : being or having the characteristics of an act or duty prescribed by law as part of the duties of an administrative office

  1. : relating to or being an act done after ascertaining the existence of a specified state of facts in obedience to legal and especially statutory mandate without exercise of personal judgment or discretion — see also mandamus — compare discretionary

  1. : relating to a minister or ministry