a rector's house; parsonage.
British. a benefice held by a rector.
- sub·rec·to·ry, noun, plural sub·rec·to·ries.
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How to use rectory in a sentence
They followed Weber into the rectory to find Freed sprawled and unresponsive, amid signs of a forced entry and a violent struggle.As 2014 Began, a Fateful Path to a Catholic Priest’s Murder | Michael Daly | January 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He sat behind his desk in the rectory, and the magnitude of what had happened came over him.Jimmy Breslin on JFK’s Assassination: Two Classic Columns | Jimmy Breslin | November 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
First, Father Johannes Baptiste is found in the rectory, his throat slit.
The police on the scene were in for more than one surprise at the St. Aloysius rectory.Five Shocking Facts About the Bondage Priest’s 911 Call | | January 9, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
A SWAT team converged on the rectory, which is less than a mile from the town square.Newtown, Conn., Struggles With Its Newfound Notoriety | Christine Pelisek | December 17, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Nothing is there except the rectory, the church just across the way, the grange, and half a dozen thatched cottages.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
The rectory, which is directly by the church, is a very old building, though it has been modernized on the side fronting the road.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
I shall not go to the rectory, but put up at the King's Head, and to which you may address letters.A Thin Ghost and Others | M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James
First, nothing was to be expected from investigation at the rectory; and to be brief, nothing has transpired.A Thin Ghost and Others | M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James
He is still at the church; but we dare say he would be willing to leave it for a rectory, if one were offered, with £500 a year.Our Churches and Chapels | Atticus
British Dictionary definitions for rectory
the official house of a rector
Church of England the office and benefice of a rector
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