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See also: Rector
- rectour (obsolete)
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rector (plural rectors)
- In the Anglican Church, a cleric in charge of a parish and who owns the tithes of it.
1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 10, The Mirror and the Lamp:
- It was a joy to snatch some brief respite, and find himself in the rectory drawing–room. Listening here was as pleasant as talking; just to watch was pleasant. The young priests who lived here wore cassocks and birettas; their faces were fine and mild, yet really strong, like the rector's face; and in their intercourse with him and his wife they seemed to be brothers.
- In the Roman Catholic Church, a cleric with managerial as well as spiritual responsibility for a church or other institution.
- A headmaster in various educational institutions, e.g. a university.
cleric in charge of a parish
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rector m, f (plural rectores)
rector m (plural rectores)