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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (government)
a. department
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El Ministerio de Defensa ha tomado nuevas medidas de seguridad.The Department of Defense has taken new safety measures.
b. ministry (United Kingdom)
El Ministerio de Salud ha activado un plan de acción contra el ébola.The Ministry of Health has activated an action plan against ebola.
2. (period of time under a minister)
a. ministry
El ministerio de la primera ministra García fue muy próspero.Prime Minister Garcia's ministry was very prosperous.
b. administration
Durante el ministerio de López se hicieron demasiados recortes a los fondos para la educación.Too many cuts to education funding were made during Lopez's administration.
3. (religious)
a. ministry
El ministerio religioso se encarga de los bautismos.The religious ministry is in charge of baptisms.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (politics)
a. ministry (United Kingdom)
b. department
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
2. (periodo)
a. time as minister
durante el ministerio de Sánchezwhile Sánchez was minister
Ministerio de Asuntos ExterioresMinistry of Foreign Affairs ≃ Foreign Office,, ≃ State Department
Ministerio de EconomíaMinistry of Economic Affairs ≃ Treasury,, ≃ Treasury Department
Ministerio del InteriorMinistry of the Interior ≃ Home Office,, ≃ Department of the Interior
3. (law)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
ministerio público, ministerio fiscalpublic prosecutor
4. (religion)
a. ministry
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1 (Política) ministry; department; especialmente (EEUU)
Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores Foreign Office; State Department; (EEUU)
Ministerio de Comercio e Industria Department of Trade and Industry
Ministerio de (la) Gobernación o del Interior Home Office; Department of the Interior; (EEUU)
Ministerio de Hacienda Treasury; Treasury Department; (EEUU)
Ministerio Fiscal Attorney General's office
2 (Jur)
el ministerio público the Prosecution; the State Prosecutor; (EEUU)
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