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pastor

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noun pas·tor \ˈpa-stər\

Definition of pastor

  1. :  a spiritual overseer; especially :  a clergyman serving a local church or parish

pastorship

play \ˈpa-stər-ˌship\ noun

Origin and Etymology of pastor

Middle English pastour, from Anglo-French, from Latin pastor herdsman, from pascere to feed — more at food

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pastor

verb pas·tor

Definition of pastor

pastored

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pastoring

play \ˈpa-st(ə-)riŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to serve as pastor of pastor a church

First Known Use of pastor

1623

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pastor

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noun pas·tor \pä-ˈstȯr\

Definition of pastor

chiefly Southwest

  1. :  herdsman

Origin and Etymology of pastor

Spanish, from Latin


PASTOR Defined for Kids

pastor

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noun pas·tor \ˈpa-stər\

Definition of pastor for Students

  1. :  a minister or priest in charge of a church



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