[ pas-ter-ship, pah-ster- ]
/ ˈpæs tərˌʃɪp, ˈpɑ stər- /


the position, authority, or office of a pastor.

Origin of pastorship

First recorded in 1555–65; pastor + -ship

Related forms

sub·pas·tor·ship, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pastorship

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

    Nature and Culture|Harvey Rice
  • 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.