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pas·tor·al

 (păs′tər-əl, pă-stôr′-)
adj.
1.
a. Of or relating to shepherds or herders.
b. Of, relating to, or used for animal husbandry.
2.
a. Of or relating to the country or country life; rural.
b. Charmingly simple and serene; idyllic. See Synonyms at rural.
3. Of, relating to, or being a literary or other artistic work that portrays or evokes rural life, usually in an idealized way.
4. Of or relating to a pastor or the duties of a pastor: pastoral duties; a pastoral letter.
n.
1. A literary or other artistic work that portrays or evokes rural life, usually in an idealized way.
2. Music A pastorale.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin pāstōrālis, from pāstor, shepherd; see pastor.]

pas′tor·al·ly adv.
References in classic literature ?
Hark at Meliboeus," snarled the noble marquis; "he's pastorally occupied too: he's shearing a Southdown.
A 1960s article in The National Catholic Reporter dismissed Rahner's theology as woefully abstract, spiritually and pastorally sterile, and irrelevant for Christian living.
Arguing that the church's canonization of the first American Indian saint (Kateri Tekakwitha) was long overdue, the article showed that someone like the revered Lakota holy man Nicholas Black Elk would be a legitimate, and more pastorally appropriate, candidate for the honor than yet another European.
In each identified case, the Church's response was reviewed on whether it had been safe, pastorally appropriate and compliant with current legislation and policy.
Hortons' chief executive Tony Green said: "The cathedral is a key part of Birmingham life both physically and pastorally and we are delighted to be able to be part of the tercentenary fund-raising initiative.
I'll be perhaps doing more there liturgically and pastorally than I have been able to all these years," he said.
Hortons' chief executive Tony Green said: "e cathedral is a key part of Birmingham life, both physically and pastorally, and we are delighted be able to be part of the tercentenary fundraising initiative.
Lynn has always put 110% into her work and strives to achieve the her work and strives to achieve the best in her students and staffboth best in her students and staffboth academically and pastorally -this has academically and pastorally -this has been evidenced in her work that she been evidenced in her work that she has lead on in the implementation of has lead on in the implementation of the County Durham Young Carers the County Durham Young Carers charter.
Lynn has always put 110% into her work and strives to achieve the her work and strives to achieve the best in her students and staff both best in her students and staff both academically and pastorally - this has academically and pastorally - this has been evidenced in her work that she been evidenced in her work that she has lead on in the implementation of has lead on in the implementation of the County Durham Young Carers the County Durham Young Carers charter.
The very diverse perspectives in which the complex phenomenon of migration is approached here make this volume attractive and helpful equally for academic specialists as well as for practitioners working with migrants diaconally or pastorally.
With a head of year, two assistant heads of year, a sixth form business manager and senior leader with responsibility for sixth form intervention, the breadth of knowledge, experience and specialism in the team allows the school to offer its sixth form students first-class support, both academically and pastorally.