(n.) = government department ; ministry ; department. Ex: Funding for advice centres can originate from any one of four government departments: the Department of Trade, the Home Office, the Lord Chancellor's Office and the Department of the Environment. Ex: E. M. d'Hondt, newly-appointed NBLC chairman, urged that discussions be opened with the ministry of Social and Cultural Services to mitigate the effect of public lending right on library budgets. Ex: One of the aims of this department is to promote a climate for British industry and commerce as conducive to enterprise and competition as that in any other industrialized country. ---- * Ministerio Americano de Sanidad y Consumo = Food and Drug Administration (FDA). * ministerio de asuntos exteriores = Ministry of Foreign Affairs. * Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, el = Foreign Office, the. * Ministerio de Comercio = Department of Trade. * Ministerio de Comercio e Industria = Department of Trade and Industry. * Ministerio de Defensa = Ministry of Defence (MOD). * Ministerio de Economía y Hacienda = Lord Chancellor's Office. * Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia = Department of Education and Science. * Ministerio de Hacienda Americano = Inland Revenue Service (IRS). * Ministerio de Justicia, el = Ministry of Justice, the. * ministerio de la gobernación = government ministry. * ministerio del gobierno = government ministry. * Ministerio del Interior, el = Home Office, the. * Ministerio del Medio Ambiente = Department of the Environment. * Ministerio de Obras Públicas, el = Road Department, the. * Ministerio de Trabajo = Department of Labor. * ministerio de transportes = transport authorities. * ministerio sacerdotal = ministry. * ministerio sacerdotal, el = ministry, the.