noun rec·to·ry \ˈrek-t(ə-)rē\

: the house where the rector of a Christian church lives

plural rec·to·ries

Full Definition of RECTORY

:  a benefice held by a rector
:  a residence of a rector or a parish priest

First Known Use of RECTORY

15th century


Next Word in the Dictionary: rectressPrevious Word in the Dictionary: rectoressAll Words Near: rectory
May 30, 2015
metadata Hear it
data about other data
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears