Definition of rectory
1 : a benefice held by a rector
2 : a residence of a rector or a parish priest
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The church and the adjoining Rectory share a garden, which in late April is already abloom with roses.
The office fills what had been the boiler room of the monks' dormitory, or rectory.
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Definition of rectory for English Language Learners
: the house where the rector of a Christian church lives
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