pastoralism

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noun pas·to·ral·ism \ˈpa-st(ə-)rə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of pastoralism

  1. 1 :  the quality or style characteristic of pastoral writing

  2. 2a :  livestock raisingb :  social organization based on livestock raising as the primary economic activity

pastoralist

play \ˈpa-st(ə-)rə-list\ noun or adjective

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1842


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