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an act performed according to explicit directions (often embodied in a statute) by a subordinate official, allowing no judgment or discretion on the part of that official.

see mandamus
Source: Barron's Dictionary of Legal Terms, Steven H. Gifis, 5th Edition; © 2016

"A duty or act is defined as ministerial when there is no room for the exercise of discretion, and the performance being required is directed by law."

- RHS v. Boynton Beach, 736 So. 2d 1211 (4DCA 1999);
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