Definition of pastor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpɑːstə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpæstər//
Religious people
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a minister in charge of a Christian church or group, especially in some Nonconformist churches See related entries: Religious people Word Originlate Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French pastour, from Latin pastor ‘shepherd’, from past- ‘fed, grazed’, from the verb pascere.Extra examples He was ordained a pastor in the Lutheran Church. He was the associate pastor at a church in Portland. a pastor serving a mainly Hispanic congregation
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