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- Included in Hitchcocks: No
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- Included in Websters: Yes
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- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
P'ASTOR, noun [Latin from pasco, pastum, to feed.]
1. A shepherd; one that has the care of flocks and herds.
2. A minister of the gospel who has the charge of a church and congregation, whose duty is to watch over the people of his charge, and instruct them in the sacred doctrines of the christian religion.
P'ASTORAL, adjective [Latin pastoralis.] Pertaining to shepherds; as a pastoral life; pastoral manners.
1. Descriptive of the life of shepherds; as a pastoral poem.
2. Relating to the care of souls, or to the pastor of a church; as pastoral care or duties; a pastoral letter.
Piety is the life and soul of pastoral fidelity.
P'ASTORAL, noun A poem describing the life and manners of shepherds, or a poem in imitation of the action of a shepherd, and in which the speakers take upon themselves the character of shepherds; an idyl; a bucolic.
A pastoral is a poem in which any action or passion is represented by its effects on a country life.
P'ASTORATE, noun The office, state or jurisdiction of a spiritual pastor.
P'ASTORLY , adjective Becoming a pastor.
P'ASTORSHIP, noun The office or rank of pastor.