pastoral
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin pastoralis, from pastor herdsman Date: 15th century 1. a. (1) of, relating to, or composed of shepherds or herdsmen (2) devoted to or based on livestock raising b. of or relating to the countryside ; not urban <
a pastoral setting
>
c. portraying or expressive of the life of shepherds or country people especially in an idealized and conventionalized manner <
pastoral poetry
>
d. pleasingly peaceful and innocent ; idyllic 2. a. of or relating to spiritual care or guidance especially of a congregation b. of or relating to the pastor of a church • pastorally adverbpastoralness noun II. noun Date: 1584 1. a. a literary work (as a poem or play) dealing with shepherds or rural life in a usually artificial manner and typically drawing a contrast between the innocence and serenity of the simple life and the misery and corruption of city and especially court life b. pastoral poetry or drama c. a rural picture or scene d. pastorale 1a 2. crosier 1 3. a letter of a pastor to his charge: as a. a letter addressed by a bishop to his diocese b. a letter of the house of bishops of the Protestant Episcopal Church to be read in each parish

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