A ministry (usually preceded by the definite article, i.e., the ministry) refers to a collective body of government ministers headed by a prime minister or premier. Although the term "cabinet" can in some circumstances be a synonym, a ministry can be a broader concept which might include office-holders that do not participate in cabinet meetings. Other titles can include "administration" or "government" to describe similar collectives in a parliamentary system.
In fiction[edit | edit source]
In the Star Wars universe, the Galactic Republic, New Republic, and Galactic Alliance governments use this type of ministry, though it is referred to as the General Ministry (the system of which is more similar to a cabinet).
See also[edit | edit source]