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pastor

[ pas-ter, pah-ster ]

noun

  1. a minister or priest in charge of a church.
  2. a person having spiritual care of a number of persons.
  3. Ornithology. any of various starlings, especially Sturnus roseus rosy pastor of Europe and Asia.


verb (used with object)

  1. to serve as the pastor of:

    He pastored the church here for many years.

pastor

/ ˈpɑːstə /

noun

  1. a clergyman or priest in charge of a congregation
  2. a person who exercises spiritual guidance over a number of people
  3. an archaic word for shepherd
  4. Also calledrosy pastor a S Asian starling, Sturnus roseus, having glossy black head and wings and a pale pink body


pastor

  1. In some groups of Christians (see also Christian ), the clergyman in charge of an individual congregation. The term is used this way in the Lutheran Church and Roman Catholic Church and, to a lesser extent, by Baptists and in the Protestant Episcopal Church .


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Derived Forms

  • ˈpastorˌship, noun
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Other Words From

  • pastor·less adjective
  • pastor·like pastor·ly adjective
  • sub·pastor noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of pastor1

1325–75; < Latin pāstor shepherd, literally, feeder, equivalent to pās-, base of pāscere to put to pasture, feed + -tor -tor; replacing Middle English pastour < Anglo-French
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Word History and Origins

Origin of pastor1

C14: from Latin: shepherd, from pascere to feed
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Example Sentences

One Democrat — Raphael Warnock, the pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church — has consolidated the large majority of the Democratic vote following endorsements from Barack Obama and other prominent Democrats.

So, yeah, that was kind of that, and talking to my pastor about faith, were kind of the last hurdles I had to get over.

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Shemar had an Xbox but no computer, so the pastor at our church, Rob Hoch, said that it would reimburse me for buying Shemar a laptop.

When we spoke, Frailey was torn between sharing his story, which he feels could help other pastors and Christians realize they aren’t alone, and making sure he isn’t shutting the door forever on the families who have walked away from his church.

As The Conversation noted in May, there are pastors who have begun bringing QAnon into their Zoom sermons.

Pastor Gaylard Williams earned a good reputation among his evangelical ilk.

The pastor told sheriff deputies that he spoke with the younger man “but said nothing inappropriate.”

The victim, whom The Daily Beast is not naming, asked what Williams wanted and the pastor allegedly “reached in and grabbed him.”

“I only touched his shoulder,” the pastor told sheriffs, according to the police report.

His grandfather, a pastor, had visited the church decades before—in the 1980s—when the church was popular within the community.

The cow happily recovered, which the widow entirely attributed to the efficacy of her pastor's prayer.

The Patriarch went to him, and, with the help of an interpreter, did for him what pertained to his office as a good Pastor.

And certainly a Pastor is excusable who fails to do things of which he has no knowledge.

And I am not troubled, following thee for my pastor, and I have not desired the day of man, thou knowest.

"Yes, Donald; but I never told you that you should swallow them," replies the pastor, who was as witty as his parishioner.

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