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English definition of “pastoral”

pastoral

adjective (CARE)    /ˈpɑː.stər.əl/ US  /ˈpæs.tɚ-/
describes the part of the work of teachers and priests that involves giving help and advice about personal matters : A priest's pastoral duties include helping the poor and sick .Religious leaders and officials
(Definition of pastoral adjective (CARE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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