pastorial vs pastoral :


  • 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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