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- n. Home or offices of a pastor; comparable to a rectory
- n. The role or responsibilities of a pastor.
- n. The period of service of a particular pastor to his congregation; his term of office.
- n. An organization or body consisting of multiple pastors.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The office, jurisdiction, or duty, of a pastor; pastorate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as pastorate.
- n. Pasturage.
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The "pastorage," as it was cheerfully called, had the glaring distinction of being built of brick, and was, as had been wickedly pointed out by idle scoffers, the only "fireproof" structure in town.
In the light of such tragic misunderstanding, I deem it of signal importance to try to state clearly why I believe that the path from Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, the church in Montgomery, Alabama, where I began my pastorage, leads clearly to this sanctuary tonight.
That's what they teach by way of manly doctrine down there in the new English church, under the pastorage of Maister Alexander Gordon, chaplain to his lordship and minister to his lordship's people!
When she emigrated to Lancaster she found there no church of that denomination, and, therefore, joined the Presbyterian church under the pastorage of Rev. John Wright, who baptized all her children.
To attain which he does and will possess every local advantage that a good Stock to begin with, a good Climate, and fine natural pastorage can offer.
"Because I can't go to the _pastorage_ myself isn't any reason why you should stick at home, too," she told them.
Since my pastorage of this church I baptized into its fellowship one hundred and thirty, and in other churches about seventy-five members, making a grand total of two hundred and five.
The Lord has been good to me since my first pastorage of a church.
In the more eastwardly prairie region fires have done much to prevent the spread of the native groves, and throughout the whole woodless plains the pastorage of the buffalo alone would suffice to prevent a forest growth.
After 35 years of pastorage at Macedonia Baptist Church, the Rev. O.J. Archie is ready to pass the torch along to someone else.