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for Pastoral staff
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Pastoral \Pas"tor*al\, a. [L. pastoralis: cf. F. pastoral. See
1. Of or pertaining to shepherds; hence, relating to rural
life and scenes; as, a pastoral life.
2. Relating to the care of souls, or to the pastor of a
church; as, pastoral duties; a pastoral letter.
Pastoral staff (Eccl.), a staff, usually of the form of a
shepherd's crook, borne as an official emblem by a bishop,
abbot, abbess, or other prelate privileged to carry it.
See Crook, and Crosier.
Pastoral Theology, that part of theology which treats of
the duties of pastors.
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
28 Moby Thesaurus words for "pastoral staff":
Malacca cane, alpenstock, baton, cane, crook, crosier, cross,
cross-staff, crutch, crutch-stick, handstaff, keys, lituus, miter,
pallium, paterissa, quarterstaff, red hat, ring, shillelagh, staff,
stave, stick, swagger stick, swanking stick, tiara, triple crown,
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