Department vs. Ministry

Department vs. Ministry — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Department and Ministry

Departmentnoun

A principal administrative division of a government

the department of public works.

Ministrynoun

The act of serving; ministration.

Departmentnoun

A division of a business specializing in a particular product or service

the personnel department.

Ministrynoun

One that serves as a means; an instrumentality.

Departmentnoun

A division of a school or college dealing with a particular field of knowledge

the physics department.

Ministrynoun

The profession, duties, and services of a minister.

Departmentnoun

Department One of the principal executive divisions of the federal government of the United States, headed by a cabinet officer.

Ministrynoun

The Christian clergy.

Departmentnoun

A section of a department store selling a particular line of merchandise

the home furnishings department.

Ministrynoun

The period of service of a minister.

Departmentnoun

An administrative district in France.

Ministrynoun

A governmental department presided over by a minister.

Departmentnoun

A unit of a warship's crew, organized by function, such as gunnery or engineering.

Ministrynoun

The building in which such a department is housed.

Departmentnoun

An area of particular knowledge or responsibility; a specialty

Getting the kids to bed is my department.

Ministrynoun

The duties, functions, or term of a governmental minister.

Departmentnoun

A part, portion, or subdivision.

Ministrynoun

often Ministry Governmental ministers considered as a group.

Departmentnoun

A distinct course of life, action, study, or the like.

Technical things are not his department; he's a people person.

Ministrynoun

Government department, at the administrative level normally headed by a minister (or equivalent rank, e.g. secretary of state), who holds it as portfolio, especially in a constitutional monarchy, but also as a polity

She works for the ministry of finance.

Departmentnoun

A subdivision of an organization.

Ministrynoun

The complete body of government ministers (whether or not they are in cabinet) under the leadership of a head of government (such as a prime minister)

The premier offered his last ministry's resignation to the monarch, and is asked to form a new one in accordance with the election results.

Departmentnoun

One of the principal divisions of executive government

the Treasury Department; the Department of Agriculture; police department

Ministrynoun

A ministration

Departmentnoun

One of the divisions of instructions

the physics department; the gender studies department

Ministrynoun

The active practice and education of the minister of a particular religion or faith.

Departmentnoun

A territorial division; a district; especially, in France, one of the districts composed of several arrondissements into which the country is divided for governmental purposes. In France, a department is smaller than a region

Ministrynoun

(Christianity) The clergy of nonapostolic Protestant churches.

Departmentnoun

(historical) A military subdivision of a country

the Department of the Potomac

Ministrynoun

(Christianity) Work of a spiritual or charitable nature.

the present ministry of the Holy Spirit

Departmentnoun

(obsolete) Act of departing; departure.

Ministrynoun

religious ministers collectively (especially Presbyterian)

Departmentnoun

a specialized division of a large organization;

you'll find it in the hardware departmentshe got a job in the historical section of the Treasury

Ministrynoun

building where the business of a government ministry is transacted

Departmentnoun

the territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France)

Ministrynoun

a government department under the direction of a minister

Departmentnoun

a specialized sphere of knowledge;

baking is not my departmenthis work established a new department of literature