A pastor with his congregation.
pastor definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English pastour ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin pastor, shepherd (LL(Ec), minister of a congregation) ; from pascere, to feed: see food
pastor definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A Christian minister or priest having spiritual charge over a congregation or other group.
- A layperson having spiritual charge over a person or group.
- A shepherd.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin pāstor, shepherd; see pā- in Indo-European roots.
- pasˈtor·shipˌ noun