Pastoral Pas"tor*al, n. 1. A poem describing the life and manners of shepherds; a poem in which the speakers assume the character of shepherds; an idyl; a bucolic. [1913 Webster]

A pastoral is a poem in which any action or passion is represented by its effects on a country life. --Rambler. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mus.) A cantata relating to rural life; a composition for instruments characterized by simplicity and sweetness; a lyrical composition the subject of which is taken from rural life. --Moore (Encyc. of Music). [1913 Webster]

3. (Eccl.) A letter of a pastor to his charge; specifically, a letter addressed by a bishop to his diocese; also (Prot. Epis. Ch.), a letter of the House of Bishops, to be read in each parish. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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