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1 : of or relating to the performance of a function
: ministerial [ communications include…instructions that encourage a jury to continue its deliberations "National Law Journal"]
2 : of or relating to the executive branch of a government compare legislative, judicial
3 : of or relating to a government agency [ remedies]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.