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pastor

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noun pas·tor \ˈpas-tər\

Definition of pastor

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

pastorship

play \-ˌship\ noun

Origin and Etymology 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


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pastor

verb pas·tor

Definition of pastor

pastored

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pastoring

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

1623

First Known Use of pastor

1623

Other Christian Religious Terms


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pastor

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noun pas·tor \päs-ˈtȯr\

Definition of pastor

chiefly Southwest

  1. :  herdsman

Origin and Etymology of pastor

Spanish, from Latin


First Known Use: 14th century


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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