pastor


1pas·tor

noun \ˈpas-tər\

Definition of PASTOR

:  a spiritual overseer; especially :  a clergyman serving a local church or parish
pas·tor·ship \-ˌship\ noun

Origin of PASTOR

Middle English pastour, from Anglo-French, from Latin pastor herdsman, from pascere to feed — more at food
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

2pastor

verb
pas·toredpas·tor·ing \-t(ə-)riŋ\

Definition of PASTOR

transitive verb
:  to serve as pastor of (as a church)

First Known Use of PASTOR

1623

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

3pas·tor

noun \päs-ˈtr\

Definition of PASTOR

chiefly Southwest
:  herdsman

Origin of PASTOR

Spanish, from Latin
First Known Use: 14th century

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