pastoralism

[ pas-ter-uh-liz-uh m, pah-ster- ]
/ ˈpæs tər əˌlɪz əm, ˈpɑ stər- /
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noun

the practice of herding as the primary economic activity of a society.

Nearby words

  1. pastoral letter,
  2. pastoral prayer,
  3. pastoral symphony, the,
  4. pastoral theology,
  5. pastorale,
  6. pastoralist,
  7. pastoralize,
  8. pastorate,
  9. pastorium,
  10. pastorly

Origin of pastoralism

First recorded in 1850–55; pastoral + -ism

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