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Pastoral

Pas´tor`al
a.1.Of or pertaining to shepherds; hence, relating to rural life and scenes; as, a pastoral life.
2.Relating to the care of souls, or to the pastor of a church; as, pastoral duties; a pastoral letter.
Pastoral staff
(Eccl.) a staff, usually of the form of a shepherd's crook, borne as an official emblem by a bishop, abbot, abbess, or other prelate privileged to carry it. See Crook, and Crosier.
Pastoral Theology
that part of theology which treats of the duties of pastors.
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.
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.
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.
Noun1.pastoral - a musical composition that evokes rural life
Synonyms: pastorale, idyll
2.pastoral - a letter from a pastor to the congregation
3.pastoral - a literary work idealizing the rural life (especially the life of shepherds)
Adj.1.pastoral - of or relating to a pastor; "pastoral work"; "a pastoral letter"
2.pastoral - relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle; "pastoral seminomadic people"; "pastoral land"; "a pastoral economy"
Synonyms: bucolic
3.pastoral - used of idealized country life; "a country life of arcadian contentment"; "a pleasant bucolic scene"; "charming in its pastoral setting"; "rustic tranquility"
Synonyms: arcadian, bucolic, rustic
4.pastoral - suggestive of an idyll; charmingly simple and serene; "his idyllic life in Tahiti"; "the pastoral legends of America's Golden Age"
Synonyms: idyllic
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