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or rectorship

[rek-ter-it] /ˈrɛk tər ɪt/
the office, dignity, or term of a rector.
Origin of rectorate
1715-25; < Medieval Latin rēctōrātus office of rector, equivalent to Latin rēctōr- (stem of rēctor) rector + -ātus -ate3 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Nothing is known of Croft's later dealings with the rectorate, nor of Lancelot Levens, who followed him.

    The Church of Grasmere Mary L. Armitt
  • Meanwhile, the death of the Archdeacon had left the rectorate vacant, and an unfortunate nomination was made by the patron-bishop.

    The Church of Grasmere Mary L. Armitt

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