Pastorate meaning

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The office, rank, or jurisdiction of a pastor.
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A pastor's term of office with one congregation.
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A body of pastors.
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The whole body of pastors or a specific group of these.
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The old pastor found his pastorate wearying, and longed to retire.

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The period of service of a particular pastor to their congregation; their term of office.

His pastorate had been marked by several changes in church policy with regards to community outreach.

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An organization or body consisting of multiple pastors.

At the denomination's annual conference, the pastorate had passed a bylaw prohibiting members from performing online marriage ceremonies.

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