Definition for PAS'TO-RAL

PAS'TO-RAL, a. [L. pastoralis.]

  1. Pertaining to shepherds; as, a pastoral life; pastoral manners.
  2. Descriptive of the life of shepherds; as, a pastoral poem.
  3. Relating to the care of souls, or to the pastor of a church; as, pastoral care or duties; a pastoral letter. – Hooker. Dryden. Piety is the life and soul of pastoral fidelity. – H. Humphrey.

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