Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly Southern U.S. The residence of a pastor; a parsonage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A parsonage; -- so called in some Baptist churches.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A parsonage.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

past(or) + Latin -ōrium, n. suff.; see -ory.

Examples

  • I wonder how many churches in the United States have built their own house and pastorium and sustained themselves from the start?

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  • Hughes were instructed by the church to investigate the possibilities for securing a lot, borrowing the money, and constructing a new pastorium.

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