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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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A man who has no feeling for the classics couldn't make a better apology for coming into the world than by increasing the quantity of food to maintain scholars--and rectors who appreciate scholars.
"Down with the rector, the electors, and the procurators!" cried Joannes.
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.
Come now--for the Rector's chicken-broth on a Sunday.
For the moment, plainly as the Rector's statement was expressed, she appeared to be incapable of understanding it.
I can't tell you what I want to tell you unless I refer to the rector's wife.
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.
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.
Bute Crawley, the Rector's wife, refused to visit her, as she said she would never give the pas to a tradesman's daughter.
Maggie had not taken her daily walks to the Rectory for many weeks, before the dreadful possibility of her some time or other becoming the Rector's wife had been talked of so often in confidence, that ladies were beginning to discuss how they should behave to her in that position.