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rectory

[rek-tuh-ree] /ˈrɛk tə ri/
noun, plural rectories.
1.
a rector's house; parsonage.
2.
British. a benefice held by a rector.
Origin of rectory
1530-1540
1530-40; < Medieval Latin rēctōria, equivalent to Latin rēctōr- (stem of rēctor) rector + -ia -y3
Related forms
subrectory, noun, plural subrectories.
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rectory

/ˈrɛktərɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
the official house of a rector
2.
(Church of England) the office and benefice of a rector
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Word Origin and History for rectory
n.

mid-15c., from French rectorie (14c.) or Medieval Latin rectoria, from rector (see rector). Originally "benefice held by a rector;" of his residence, from 1849.

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