ministerial act
n.
An act done by an agent or subordinate who is acting on orders from a superior.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


ministerial act
An act performed by a government employee following explicit instructions in a statute or other legal authority, or directions given from a superior, without exercising any discretion or independent judgment.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

ministerial act
n.
   an act, particularly of a governmental employee, which is performed according to statutes, legal authority, established procedures or instructions from a superior, without exercising any individual judgment.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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