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


the position, authority, or office of a pastor.

Origin of pastorship

First recorded in 1555–65; pastor + -ship
Related formssub·pas·tor·ship, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pastorship

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.

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