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pastorship

[ pas-ter-ship, pah-ster- ]

noun

  1. the position, authority, or office of a pastor.


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Other Words From

  • sub·pastor·ship noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of pastorship1

First recorded in 1555–65; pastor + -ship

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Example Sentences

I picked you a forget-me-not from the old Rector's grave, for he has gone home, after fifty-nine years' pastorship of Amesbury.

In October, 1800, he resigned his pastorship at Blandford and received a regular dismissal.

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