pastorial vs pastoral :

pastorial vs pastoral

pastorial or pastoral

If you are referring to a musical composition, literary work or art idealizing rural life, it is pastoral. Pastorial is a misspelling. Pastoral is correct.

Pastoral refers to the duty of a pastor in taking care of souls and also their rural life and scene.

"Ministers of the Lord have been delegated to the pastoral lifestyle in their service of God."

Pastorial is the incorrect spelling for the word, pastoral. It is unacceptable in official writings and texts.

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  • n  a musical composition that evokes rural life
  • n  a letter from a pastor to the congregation
  • n  a literary work idealizing the rural life (especially the life of shepherds)
  • a  of or relating to a pastor
    pastoral work
    a pastoral letter
  • a  relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle
    pastoral seminomadic people
    pastoral land
    a pastoral economy
  • s  (used with regard to idealized country life) idyllically rustic
    charming in its pastoral setting
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