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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
     Pastor.]
     1. Of or pertaining to shepherds; hence, relating to rural
        life and scenes; as, a pastoral life.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Relating to the care of souls, or to the pastor of a
        church; as, pastoral duties; a pastoral letter.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

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,
     walking stick
  
  

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