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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pas·tor·al a.
 1. Of or pertaining to shepherds; hence, relating to rural life and scenes; as, a pastoral life.
 2. Relating to the care of souls, or to the pastor of a church; as, pastoral duties; a pastoral letter.
 Pastoral staff Eccl., a staff, usually of the form of a shepherd's crook, borne as an official emblem by a bishop, abbot, abbess, or other prelate privileged to carry it. See Crook, and Crosier.
 Pastoral Theology, that part of theology which treats of the duties of pastors.