1. pastors collectively

Definition categories: group, clergy

2. the position of pastor

Similar word(s): pastorship

Definition categories: act, berth, billet, office, place, position, post, situation, spot

Sentences with pastorate as a noun:

- The old pastor found his pastorate wearying, and longed to retire.

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

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