Definition for PAS'TOR

PAS'TOR, n. [L. from pasco, pastum, to feed, Gr. βοσκω, W. pesgi, Arm. pasqa, Fr. paître, for paistre, like naître, from L. nasco; Russ. pastovuyu, pasu. It seems to be allied to bush, D. bosch, G. busch, Sw. buska, Dan. busk, as browse is to brush; It. brusca; Gr. βρωσκω.]

  1. A shepherd; one that has the care of flocks and herds. – Dryden.
  2. A minister of the Gospel who has the charge of a church and congregation, whose duty is to watch over the people of his charge, and instruct them in the sacred doctrines of the Christian religion. – South. Swift.

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