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1. The office, rank, or jurisdiction of a pastor.
2. A pastor's term of office with one congregation.
3. A body of pastors.


1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the office or term of office of a pastor
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a body of pastors; pastors collectively


(ˈpæs tər ɪt, ˈpɑ stər-)

1. the office or term of office of a pastor.
2. a body of pastors.
[1785–95; < Medieval Latin pāstōrātus= Latin pāstōr-, s. of pāstor (see pastor) + -ātus -ate3]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pastorate - pastors collectively
clergy - in Christianity, clergymen collectively (as distinguished from the laity)
2.pastorate - the position of pastor
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
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His pastorate was carried out in post-revolutionary France, in a vastly different cultural environment.
Not only was Hamlett a prominent Texas Baptist prior to his appointment to Palestine, but also shortly after his return from the Holy Land he left his pastorate in Austin to become a leading member of the revived Ku Klux Klan, even serving for years as the anonymous editor of its official monthly periodical, The Kourier Magazine, and consequently serving as a major shaper of the Klan's Protestant identity.
However, he resigned the pastorate of Marshall in January of the following year and joined the Order of the Jesuits.
Pictured (left) in the new uniform is Hilary Daley, of Cornfield Avenue, Oakes, a former 60th Huddersfield (Holy Trinity) Brownie Pack member, and Susan Hallett, of Rumbold Road, Edgerton, who displays the old one JS*94242762 | The Rev Dr B Russell, Joint Principal of northern Baptist College, told the Rev Eric Bray (pictured) to do his best to present himself to God "as one approved" when at the induction of Mr Bray to the pastorate of Mirfield Zion Baptist Church, he presented the charge to the new minister JS*94242754 | Anona Winn, the speaker at the Wednesday Club, was no stranger to Huddersfield, for she had visited the town on several previous occasions to address various groups.
Please note, the disconnect I am referring to was not between praxis and theology (an oft lamented disconnect) but between theology in the pastorate and theology in the academy.
When I left the pastorate, I took about a three week sabbatical, and I went to a cabin that my brother-in-law owns up in the Tennessee Mountains," Pope says.
First, I will present the mode of functioning of "government" with reference to the pastorate invented by the Christian Church, showing that the theme of government and of its historical origins appears for the first time when Foucault talks about the disciplinary powers of normalization of 19th century psychiatry.
service Sunday in honor of pastors who have supported the congregation while waiting for a full-time pastorate, with a reception following.
Boyd showed up at his new pastorate with a half-finished movie in tow.
We are blessed with a handful of lovely, humble pastors who share the shepherding duties, and although the pastorate of Little Church is still a boy's club, (my) hope springs eternal that that might someday change, perhaps even sooner than later.
He graduated from the Northern College, Manchester in 1987 and went to his first pastorate in Guisborough and Lingdale where he served as minister from 1987 until 1991.
King's goals after the bus boycott was not a national campaign for change, but that "King intended to more fully engage his pastorate at Dexter once the boycott ended" (149)--essentially retiring to private life.