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rec·tor

 (rĕk′tər)
n. Abbr. R.
1. A cleric in charge of a parish in the Episcopal Church.
2. An Anglican parish priest in a parish where historically the priest was entitled to the tithes.
3. A Roman Catholic priest appointed to be managerial as well as spiritual head of a church or other institution, such as a seminary or university.
4. The principal of certain schools, colleges, and universities.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin rēctor, director, from rēctus past participle of regere, to rule; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]

rec′tor·ate (-ĭt) n.
rec·to′ri·al (rĕk-tôr′ē-əl) adj.

rector

(ˈrɛktə)
n
1. (Anglicanism) Church of England a clergyman in charge of a parish in which, as its incumbent, he would formerly have been entitled to the whole of the tithes. Compare vicar
2. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a cleric in charge of a college, religious house, or congregation
3. (Protestantism) Episcopal Church Scottish Episcopal Church a clergyman in charge of a parish
4. (Education) chiefly Brit the head of certain schools or colleges
5. (in Scotland) a high-ranking official in a university: now a public figure elected for three years by the students
[C14: from Latin: director, ruler, from regere to rule]
ˈrectorate n
rectorial adj
ˈrectorship n

rec•tor

(ˈrɛk tər)

n.
1. a member of the clergy in charge of a parish in the Episcopal Church.
2. a Roman Catholic ecclesiastic in charge of a college, religious house, or congregation.
3. a member of the Anglican clergy who has the charge of a parish with full possession of all its rights, tithes, etc.
4. the head of certain universities, colleges, or schools.
[1350–1400; Middle English rectour < Latin rēctor helmsman, leader =reg(ere) to rule + -tor -tor]
rec′tor•ate, rec′tor•ship`, n.
rec•to•ri•al (rɛkˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-) adj.

rector

- First was a ruler or governor, now it is generally a person conducting a religious service.
See also related terms for ruler.

rector

A title for the head of some schools, colleges, or universities.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rector - a person authorized to conduct religious worshiprector - a person authorized to conduct religious worship; "clergymen are usually called ministers in Protestant churches"
clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend - a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
ministrant - someone who serves as a minister

rector

noun priest, minister, vicar, preacher, pastor, chaplain, curate He was the rector of the church.
Translations
رَئيس الجامِعَه او الكُليَّهقَسّقِسّيس بالكَنيسَة الإنْجليزيَّه
farářpastorředitelrektor
præstrektorsognepræst
pastori
vikar
rektor, skólastjórisóknarprestur
教区牧師
교구 목사
draudzes mācītājs
kyrkoherde
พระในคริสต์ศาสนา
cha sứ

rector

[ˈrektəʳ] N (Rel) → párroco m (Univ etc) → rector(a) m/f

rector

[ˈrɛktər] n
(RELIGION)pasteur m
(in Scottish universities) personnalité élue par les étudiants pour les représenter

rector

n
(Rel) → Pfarrer m (der Anglikanischen Kirche)
(Scot) (Sch) → Direktor(in) m(f); (Univ) → Rektor(in) m(f)

rector

[ˈrɛktəʳ] n (Rel) → parroco (anglicano) (Univ) → rettore m; (in Scottish universities) personalità eletta dagli studenti per rappresentarli; (of school) → preside m/f

rector

(ˈrektə) noun
1. in certain churches, a clergyman or priest in charge of a parish etc.
2. the head of a university, school or college.

rector

قَسّ farář præst Pfarrer εφημέριος cura párroco pastori vicaire vikar vicario 教区牧師 교구 목사 predikant sogneprest pastor vigário викарий kyrkoherde พระในคริสต์ศาสนา papaz yardımcısı cha sứ 教区牧师
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Down with the rector, the electors, and the procurators
He comes to see all us poor bodies a deal ofter nor Maister Bligh, or th' Rector ever did; an' it's well he does, for he's always welcome: we can't say as much for th' Rector--there is 'at says they're fair feared on him.
Cadwallader had no patience with them, and now saw that her opinion of this girl had been infected with some of her husband's weak charitableness: those Methodistical whims, that air of being more religious than the rector and curate together, came from a deeper and more constitutional disease than she had been willing to believe.
Is your Ladyship prepared to suspect the Rector of St.
The bridesmaids' eight bouquets of white lilac and lilies-of-the-valley had been sent in due time, as well as the gold and sapphire sleeve-links of the eight ushers and the best man's cat's-eye scarf-pin; Archer had sat up half the night trying to vary the wording of his thanks for the last batch of presents from men friends and ex-lady-loves; the fees for the Bishop and the Rector were safely in the pocket of his best man; his own luggage was already at Mrs.
The rector, he knows, breakfasts alone at half-past nine, the ladies of the family having a different breakfast-hour; Arthur will have an early ride over the hill and breakfast with him.
It is a large house, and has been growing steadily for some centuries round the great kitchen, with its narrow red tiles, as the Rector would point out to his guests on the first night of their arrival, taking his brass candlestick, and bidding them mind the steps up and the steps down, and notice the immense thickness of the walls, the old beams across the ceiling, the staircases as steep as ladders, and the attics, with their deep, tent-like roofs, in which swallows bred, and once a white owl.
I am waiting for the return of the rector of Belford.
My business there was to perform the duty for the rector of the place, who wanted a holiday.
He patronised an Independent meeting- house in Crawley parish, much to the indignation of his uncle the Rector, and to the consequent delight of Sir Pitt, who was induced to go himself once or twice, which occasioned some violent sermons at Crawley parish church, directed point-blank at the Baronet's old Gothic pew there.
I suppose that's the sort of tit-for-tat adopted in your profession, Kimble, if you've a grudge against a patient," said the rector.
He also added that I should go and be the rector of this college.