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A Ministry of Magic is the primary governing body of the magical community in many countries. Headed by a Minister for Magic, a Ministry of Magic is responsible for regulating and enforcing laws for the magical community, as well as keeping said community hidden from the Muggle world.

In Britain, at least, the term "Ministry of Magic" seems to be synonymous with "form of wizarding government", since the term is, on occasion, loosely applied to also refer to the Wizards' Council that preceded the Ministry.[1]

Known countries with Ministries of Magic

Behind the scenes


Notes and references

  1. There are several instances in canon where the Ministry of Magic is credited with having established the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy in 1692, or with having passed the Wand Ban in 1631, despite the fact the Ministry itself was only formally created in 1707.
  2. New from J.K. Rowling - Daily Prophet: 12 April 2014

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