Pastorate
Pastorate Pas"tor*ate, n. [Cf. F. pastorat. See {Pastor}.] The office, state, or jurisdiction of a pastor. [1913 Webster]

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  • pastorate — [pas′tər it] n. 1. a) the position, rank, or duties of a pastor b) a pastor s term of office: also pastorship 2. the whole body of pastors or a specific group of these …   English World dictionary

  • pastorate — noun a) The role or responsibilities of a pastor. The old pastor found his pastorate wearying, and longed to retire. b) The period of service of a particular pastor to their congregation; their term of office. His pastorate had been marked by… …   Wiktionary

  • pastorate — noun Date: 1795 1. the office, state, jurisdiction, or tenure of office of a pastor 2. a body of pastors …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pastorate — /pas teuhr it, pah steuhr /, n. 1. the office or term of office of a pastor. 2. a body of pastors. 3. parsonage (def. 1). [1785 95; < ML pastoratus, equiv. to L pastor , s. of pastor (see PASTOR) + atus ATE3] * * * …   Universalium

  • pastorate — Synonyms and related words: abbacy, administration, apostleship, archbishopric, archdeaconry, archiepiscopacy, archiepiscopate, auspices, bishopdom, bishopric, call, canonicate, canonry, cardinalship, care, care of souls, chaplaincy, chaplainship …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pastorate — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. pastorship, clergy, priesthood; see ministry 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • pastorate — pas·tor·ate || pæstÉ™rÉ™t / pɑːs n. priesthood, rank of pastor or minister; group of pastors, group of clergymen …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pastorate — n. Pastorship …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • pastorate — n pastorship, rectorship, vicarship, can onship, deanship, presbyterate, deaconry, chaplaincy, abbacy, prelacy; pastorage, vicarage, parish, church, flock; episcopate, bishopric, canonry, presbytery; see, diocese, chapter, province, jurisdiction …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • pastorate — pas·tor·ate …   English syllables

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