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Meaning of PASTORATE

Pronunciation:  'pasturit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the position of pastor
  2. [n]  pastors collectively

PASTORATE is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: pastorship
 See Also: berth, clergy, office, place, position, post, situation, spot



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

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