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  • adj. Befitting a pastor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Appropriate to a pastor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to a pastor; befitting a pastor; pastor-like.


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pastor +‎ -ly


  • (or "pastorly") caste worthy of respect and submission just because of their position.


  • But this calm and even pastorly tone reveals one way the Religious Right might continue to coexist with the Tea Party movement.

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  • Looking to buy time until I could think about what “pastorly” advice to give him, I asked him to explain his predicament to me once more, trying to discern if what he was experiencing was just a spiritual dry spell or if depression itself was beginning to take over every area of his life.

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  • Not necessarily: Ratzinger's role under John Paul was one thing; now that he is pope, he will perhaps assume a more pastorly posture.

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  • I think a bit of pastorly fellowshipping will do us both some good.

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  • But when you say, Rabbi, that you are what you do, I think you can see how that's opening up to something that we deal with pastorly.

    CNN Transcript - Larry King Live: How Does the Christian World View the Pope's Pilgrimage to the Holy Land? - March 22, 2000

  • The second part, written in response to priestly/pastorly criticism of the first part, only consists of chapters concerning each Testament in the Christian Bible and a long Conclusion.

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  • I have started pulling out the more "serious" pieces for worship services, meetings, etc., but I still have many colorful shirts and tops which do not look particularly "pastorly."

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  • But the sad-mad-bad has understandably gotten the best of him and dad and I give him the silent pastorly go-ahead to be mad.

    Diary of an Arts Pastor


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