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pas·tor

 (păs′tər)
n.
1. A Christian minister or priest having spiritual charge over a congregation or other group.
2. A layperson having spiritual charge over a person or group.
3. Archaic A shepherd.
tr.v. pas·tored, pas·tor·ing, pas·tors
To serve or act as pastor of.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin pāstor, shepherd; see pā- in Indo-European roots.]

pas′tor·ship′ n.

pastor

(ˈpɑːstə)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a clergyman or priest in charge of a congregation
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a person who exercises spiritual guidance over a number of people
3. (Agriculture) an archaic word for shepherd1
4. (Animals) Also called: rosy pastor a S Asian starling, Sturnus roseus, having glossy black head and wings and a pale pink body
[C14: from Latin: shepherd, from pascere to feed]
ˈpastorˌship n

pas•tor

(ˈpæs tər, ˈpɑ stər)

n.
1. a minister or priest in charge of a church.
2. a person having spiritual care of a number of persons.
[1325–75; Middle English pastour (< Anglo-French) < Latin pāstor shepherd =pās-, base of pāscere to put to pasture, feed + -tor -tor]
pas′tor•like`, pas′tor•ly, adj.
pas′tor•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pastor - a person authorized to conduct religious worshippastor - a person authorized to conduct religious worship; "clergymen are usually called ministers in Protestant churches"
clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend - a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
ministrant - someone who serves as a minister
2.Pastor - only the rose-colored starlings; in some classifications considered a separate genus
bird genus - a genus of birds
genus Sturnus, Sturnus - type genus of the Sturnidae: common starlings
Pastor roseus, Pastor sturnus, rose-colored pastor, rose-colored starling - glossy black bird with pink back and abdomen; chiefly Asian

pastor

noun clergyman, minister, priest, vicar, divine, parson, rector, curate, churchman, ecclesiastic the pastor of the local Episcopalian church
Translations
قِسّيس، راعي كنيسَه
pastor
pastorpræst
prestur
ganytojiškasidiliškaskaimo
mācītājs

pastor

[ˈpɑːstəʳ] Npastor(a) m/f

pastor

[ˈpɑːstər] npasteur m

pastor

nPfarrer(in) m(f), → Pastor(in) m(f) (esp N Ger)

pastor

[ˈpɑːstəʳ] n (Rel) → pastore m

pastor

(ˈpaːstə) noun
a minister of religion, especially of the Protestant church.
ˈpastoral adjective
1. of country life. a pastoral scene.
2. of a pastor, or his work. pastoral responsibilities.
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Despite having retired from pastoral charge at the end of May this year, he had served our church as minister of pastorates in Anglesey and the Vale of Clwyd faithfully for almost 30 years.
They served pastorates in Dayton, OH; Ridgewood, NJ; and Worcester, leaving in 1972 when Gordon became director of church relations at Colgate Rochester Divinity School.
Mr and Mrs Buckner were teachers in the same college at the time they accepted the Southport call, and they have held independent but associate pastorates.
He received Bachelor of Art and Bachelor of Divinity degrees from the University of Edmonton in Canada and began his career as a minister, serving pastorates in Canada and the United States from 1945-1953.
There was a time when long pastorates were the norm in American life.
Nevertheless, theological education continued in "collective pastorates," a modified apprenticeship system with periodic gatherings, improvised to allow sixty-seven additional seminarians to complete their studies under Bonhoeffer between 1937 and 1939.
Preston illuminates Rolston's work in a life context of nature exploration, studies in the natural sciences, graduate work in Scotland, and Presbyterian pastorates.
Reed graduated from the Union Theological Seminary of Virginia and served several pastorates before being appointed in 1898 to the position of Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Church Polity at Columbia Theological Seminary, South Carolina.
During pastorates in Philadelphia and in Minnesota, he worked toward a Th.
Despite seeming opposition between the two pastorates, there are similarities in the ways by which they seek to clarify the inner soul-life of the asylum seekers and make them knowable and governable.
The whole pastorates participate, and each chapel takes its turn to host the occasion.
For instance, the article referred to certain female seminary students "for whom access to ordination and pastorates are real issues indeed.