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rector

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noun rec·tor \ˈrek-tər\

Simple Definition of rector

  • : a priest or minister who is in charge of a church or parish

  • : a person who is in charge of a university or school

Full Definition of rector

  1. 1 :  one that directs :  leader

  2. 2 a :  a member of the clergy (as of the Protestant Episcopal Church) in charge of a parish b :  an incumbent of a Church of England benefice in full possession of its rights c :  a Roman Catholic priest directing a church with no pastor or one whose pastor has other duties

  3. 3 :  the head of a university or school

rec·tor·ate play \-t(ə-)rət\ noun
rec·to·ri·al play \rek-ˈtȯr-ē-əl\ adjective
rec·tor·ship play \ˈrek-tər-ˌship\ noun

Origin of rector

Middle English, from Latin, from regere to direct — more at right


First Known Use: 14th century

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