Ministry

usgb/ˈmɪnɪstri/Volume
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National RolePlay
Refers to a high-level governmental body, not local or regional entities. SlideThe Ministry of Finance sets the national budget.
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Specific FunctionsPlay
Focusses on specialized government responsibilities related to its name. SlideThe Ministry of Transport oversees highway construction.
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Not a SynonymPlay
Don't confuse 'ministry' with 'minister'; the former is the department, the latter is a person. SlideShe works at the ministry; her boss is the minister.