Meaning of pastoral

Definition of pastoral

(adj) of or relating to a pastor; "pastoral work"; "a pastoral letter"
relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle; "pastoral seminomadic people"; "pastoral land"; "a pastoral economy"
(used with regard to idealized country life) idyllically rustic; "a country life of arcadian contentment"; "a pleasant bucolic scene"; "charming in its pastoral setting"; "rustic tranquility"
(noun) a musical composition that evokes rural life
a letter from a pastor to the congregation
a literary work idealizing the rural life (especially the life of shepherds)

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