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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.
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His rectorial address to the students of St Andrew's University (1962) is an account of what it means to be magnanimous.
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He was vicar of Llanafan from 1964 to 1967 before serving in Aberystwyth from 1967 to 1973 as chaplain to Anglican students at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth and team vicar in the Rectorial Benefice.
Thomas's father, Richard, who preceded him as rector, built himself a little summerhouse at the bottom of the rectorial garden to get away from his family.
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(25) In 1714, Boerhaave gave a rectorial address on the issue of certainty in physics, proposing that doctors use the same inductive method in their field as Newton did in his.
Mr Salmond described the rectorial address as the finest Scottish political speech he has ever read and said it would be made available to every school in Scotland to inspire a new generation.