masculine noun
1. (government) 
a. department (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.
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.
1. (politics) 
a. ministry (United Kingdom) 
b. department (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) 
a. no direct translation 
ministerio público, ministerio fiscalpublic prosecutor
4. (religion) 
a. ministry 
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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