Definitions for rectorˈrɛk tər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a member of the clergy in charge of a parish in the Episcopal Church.
a Roman Catholic ecclesiastic in charge of a college, religious house, or congregation.
a member of the Anglican clergy who has the charge of a parish with full possession of all its rights, tithes, etc.
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.)
curate, minister of religion, minister, parson, pastor, rector(noun)
a person authorized to conduct religious worship
"clergymen are usually called ministers in Protestant churches"
In the Anglican Church, a cleric in charge of a parish and who owns the tithes of it.
In the Roman Catholic Church, a cleric with managerial as well as spiritual responsibility for a church or other institution.
A headmaster in various educational institutions, e.g. a university.
An English surname; derived from the surname Richter.
A town in Arkansas
a ruler or governor
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
a clergyman in charge of a parish
the head master of a public school
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
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
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
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.
Translations for rector
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
in certain churches, a clergyman or priest in charge of a parish etc.
- قِسّيس بالكَنيسَة الإنْجليزيَّهArabic
- енорийски свещеникBulgarian
- reitorPortuguese (BR)
- der/die Pfarrer(in)German
- כּוֹמֶר הַקהִילָהHebrew
- pap, lelkészHungarian
- kepala parokiIndonesian
- 개신파 감독 교회의 교구 (주임) 목사Korean
- draudzes mācītājsLatvian
- ديوى سيمى عيسوى ملا،دپوهنتون دئيسPashto
- приходский священникRussian
- bölge papazıTurkish
- 教區長Chinese (Trad.)
- парафіяльний священик; пасторUkrainian
- mục sưVietnamese
- 教区长Chinese (Simp.)
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