pastorate

[ pas-ter-it, pah-ster- ]
/ ˈpæs tər ɪt, ˈpɑ stər- /

noun

the office or term of office of a pastor.
a body of pastors.

Origin of pastorate

1785–95; < Medieval Latin pāstōrātus, equivalent to Latin pāstōr-, stem of pāstor (see pastor) + -ātus -ate3
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pastorate

/ (ˈpɑːstərɪt) /

noun

the office or term of office of a pastor
a body of pastors; pastors collectively

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