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ˈrɛk tə rirec·to·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. parsonage, vicarage, rectorynoun

    an official residence provided by a church for its parson or vicar or rector


  1. rectorynoun

    The residence of Roman Catholic priest(s) associated with a parish church.

  2. rectorynoun

    The residence of an Anglican rector.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rectorynoun

    the province of a rector; a parish church, parsonage, or spiritual living, with all its rights, tithes, and glebes

    Etymology: [Cf. OF. rectorie or rectorerie, LL. rectoria.]

  2. Rectorynoun

    a rector's mansion; a parsonage house

    Etymology: [Cf. OF. rectorie or rectorerie, LL. rectoria.]


  1. Rectory

    A rectory is the residence, or former residence, of an ecclesiastical rector, but in some cases an academic rector or other person with that title. Rectories frequently serve as the administrative office of the local parish. These homes are typically owned and maintained by a church, as a benefit to its clergy. The practice exists in many denominations because of the tendency of church officials to be transferred from one church to another at relatively frequent intervals. Catholic clergy houses may be lived in by several priests from a parish, as opposed to other denominations.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rectory in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rectory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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