verb (used with object)
- pastoral counseling,
- pastoral epistle,
- pastoral epistles
Origin of pastor
Examples from the Web for pastor
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.
One evening the pastor, on his way from visiting a sick person, called in at Hans' house, and sat by the fire to warm himself.The German Lieutenant and Other Stories|August Strindberg
The pastor flushed, turned away, and hurried into the courtyard without a word.More Tales by Polish Authors|Various
I know what it means to be left all alone in that turmoil—She's pulling my coat again, Pastor!The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Volume 11|Friedrich Spielhagen
Pastor Martens was so overjoyed that he could scarcely take his usual midday nap.Garman and Worse|Alexander Lange Kielland
They consider that their work among the children is similar to a pastor's work among his people.Modern Persia|Mooshie G. Daniel
Word Origin for pastor
late 14c. (mid-13c. as a surname), "shepherd," also "spiritual guide, shepherd of souls," from Old French pastor, pastur "herdsman, shepherd" (12c.), from Latin pastorem (nominative pastor) "shepherd," from pastus, past participle of pascere "to lead to pasture, set to grazing, cause to eat," from PIE root *pa- "to tend, keep, pasture, feed, guard, protect" (see food). The spiritual sense was in Church Latin (cf. Gregory's "Cura Pastoralis"). The verb in the Christian sense is from 1872.
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.