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[pas-ter-ship, pah-ster-]
  1. the position, authority, or office of a pastor.
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Origin of pastorship

First recorded in 1555–65; pastor + -ship
Related formssub·pas·tor·ship, noun
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Historical Examples of pastorship

  • 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.

    Juliana Horatia Ewing And Her Books

    Horatia K. F. Eden

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