pastoress

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pastor +‎ -ess

Noun[edit]

pastoress (plural pastoresses)

  1. A female pastor (person who tends to a flock)
    • 1868, William Conant Church, The Galaxy, Volume 5:
      The first Mrs. Kirke was, I judge, a sedate pastoress, who looked well after her household and her husband's flock.
  2. A female pastor (minister or priest of a Christian church)