rector

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin, itself from rectus, past participle of regere 'to direct'

Noun[edit]

rector (plural rectors)

  1. 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.
  2. In the Roman Catholic Church, a cleric with managerial as well as spiritual responsibility for a church or other institution.
  3. A headmaster in various educational institutions, e.g. a university.

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Latin[edit]

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Noun[edit]

rector m (genitive rectōris); third declension

  1. guide, leader, director, ruler, master
  2. governor
  3. tutor, instructor, teacher

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative rector rectōrēs
genitive rectōris rectōrum
dative rectōrī rectōribus
accusative rectōrem rectōrēs
ablative rectōre rectōribus
vocative rector rectōrēs

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin rector.

Adjective[edit]

rector m, f (plural rectores)

  1. governing, directing

Noun[edit]

rector m (plural rectores)

  1. rector