rector

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Borrowed from Latin rēctor.

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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, in 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. (Eastern Orthodoxy, uncommon) A priest or bishop who is in charge of a parish or in an administrative leadership position in a theological seminary or academy.
  4. A headmaster in various educational institutions, e.g. a university.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin rector.

Adjective[edit]

rector (feminine rectora, masculine plural rectors, feminine plural rectores)

  1. ruling

Noun[edit]

rector m (plural rectors)

  1. rector
  2. dean
  3. ruler, director, head

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin rector.

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rector m (plural rectoren or rectors)

  1. rector

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

regō (to steer, to guide; to rule) +‎ -tor.

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rēctor m (genitive rēctōris); third declension

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

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative rēctor rēctōrēs
genitive rēctōris rēctōrum
dative rēctōrī rēctōribus
accusative rēctōrem rēctōrēs
ablative rēctōre rēctōribus
vocative rēctor rēctōrēs

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin rector.

Adjective[edit]

rector (plural rectores)

  1. governing, directing

Noun[edit]

rector m (plural rectores, feminine rectora, feminine plural rectoras)

  1. rector