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pastoral (adj.)

early 15c., "of or pertaining to shepherds or the life of a shepherd," from Old French pastoral (13c.) and directly from Latin pastoralis "of herdsmen, of shepherds," from pastor "shepherd" (see pastor (n.)). Meaning "of or pertaining to a Christian pastor or his office" is from 1520s. The noun sense of "poem treating of or descriptive of country life generally," usually in an idealized form and emphasizing its purity and happiness, in which the characters are shepherds or shepherdesses, is from 1580s.

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Definitions of pastoral from WordNet
1
pastoral (n.)
a musical composition that evokes rural life;
Synonyms: pastorale / idyll / idyl
pastoral (n.)
a letter from a pastor to the congregation;
pastoral (n.)
a literary work idealizing the rural life (especially the life of shepherds);
2
pastoral (adj.)
of or relating to a pastor;
pastoral work
a pastoral letter
pastoral (adj.)
relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle;
pastoral land
pastoral seminomadic people
a pastoral economy
Synonyms: bucolic
pastoral (adj.)
(used with regard to idealized country life) idyllically rustic;
charming in its pastoral setting
Synonyms: arcadian / bucolic
From wordnet.princeton.edu