Definitions for rectorˈrɛk tər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rec•torˈrɛk tər(n.)

  1. a member of the clergy in charge of a parish in the Episcopal Church.

    Category: Religion

  2. a Roman Catholic ecclesiastic in charge of a college, religious house, or congregation.

    Category: Religion

  3. a member of the Anglican clergy who has the charge of a parish with full possession of all its rights, tithes, etc.

    Category: Religion

  4. the head of certain universities, colleges, or schools.

Origin of rector:

1350–1400; ME rectour < L rēctor helmsman, leader =reg(ere) to rule +-tor -tor

rec•to•ri•alrɛkˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. curate, minister of religion, minister, parson, pastor, rector(noun)

    a person authorized to conduct religious worship

    "clergymen are usually called ministers in Protestant churches"

Wiktionary

  1. rector(Noun)

    In the Anglican Church, a cleric in charge of a parish and who owns the tithes of it.

  2. rector(Noun)

    In the Roman Catholic Church, a cleric with managerial as well as spiritual responsibility for a church or other institution.

  3. rector(Noun)

    A headmaster in various educational institutions, e.g. a university.

  4. Rector(ProperNoun)

    An English surname; derived from the surname Richter.

  5. Rector(ProperNoun)

    A town in Arkansas

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rector(noun)

    a ruler or governor

  2. Rector(noun)

    a clergyman who has the charge and cure of a parish, and has the tithes, etc.; the clergyman of a parish where the tithes are not impropriate. See the Note under Vicar

  3. Rector(noun)

    a clergyman in charge of a parish

  4. Rector(noun)

    the head master of a public school

  5. Rector(noun)

    the chief elective officer of some universities, as in France and Scotland; sometimes, the head of a college; as, the Rector of Exeter College, or of Lincoln College, at Oxford

  6. Rector(noun)

    the superior officer or chief of a convent or religious house; and among the Jesuits the superior of a house that is a seminary or college

Freebase

  1. Rector

    A rector in the sphere of academia is the highest academic official of many universities and in certain other institutions of higher education, as well as even in some secondary-level schools. The term and office of a rector are called a rectorate. The title is used widely in universities across Europe. It is also very common in Latin American countries. It is also used in Russia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Indonesia and Israel. In some universities, the title is phrased in an even loftier manner, as Rector Magnificus or Lord Rector. A notable exception to this terminology is in England and elsewhere in Great Britain, where the head of a university has traditionally been referred to as a "Chancellor". This pattern has been followed in the Commonwealth, the United States, and other countries under British influence. In Scotland, many universities are headed by a Chancellor, with the Lord Rector designated as an elected representative of students at the head of the university court.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Rector

    a clergyman of the Church of England, who has a right to the great and small tithes of the living; where the tithes are impropriate he is called a vicar.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

rector(noun)

in certain churches, a clergyman or priest in charge of a parish etc.

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