a member of the clergy in charge of a parish in the Protestant Episcopal Church.
Roman Catholic Church. an ecclesiastic in charge of a college, religious house, or congregation.
Anglican Church. a member of the clergy who has the charge of a parish with full possession of all its rights, tithes, etc.
the head of certain universities, colleges, and schools.
- rec·to·ri·al [rek-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-], /rɛkˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/, adjective
- sub·rec·tor, noun
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How to use rector in a sentence
When students protested Erdogan’s choice of a political loyalist as rector at a major university, he attacked them as terrorists, and many were arrested.How Erdogan's Increasingly Erratic Rule in Turkey Presents a Risk to the World | Ian Bremmer | March 4, 2021 | Time
The protests had started almost a month before, when Erdogan assigned a new rector to Istanbul’s prestigious Bogazici University by presidential decree.The 'Badass Chief of Staff' of Turkey's Opposition Faces Years in Jail After Challenging Erdogan's Power. She's Not Backing Down | Joseph Hincks / Istanbul | February 24, 2021 | Time
Monsignor Walter Rossi, the church rector, said regulations imposed because of the pandemic made it possible to allow less than 5 percent of the 14,000 people who would typically attend Masses.On a covid Christmas, a new routine for feeding the homeless | Paul Schwartzman | December 25, 2020 | Washington Post
rector was attending a Sunday night game between the Yankees and Red Sox when he dozed off.
In fact, the suit tries to somehow find MLB liable for a still picture of rector posted on a website called NotSportcenter.
Collins-rector is not currently named as a defendant in the suit.‘I Considered Suicide,’ Alleged Sex Abuse Victim of Bryan Singer Tells The Daily Beast | Tim Teeman | April 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It emerged Thursday night that Egan had apparently sued Collins-rector and Shackley in 2000, but had not named Singer in the suit.‘I Considered Suicide,’ Alleged Sex Abuse Victim of Bryan Singer Tells The Daily Beast | Tim Teeman | April 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Critics of the Heritage study raise four principal objections to the work of Robert rector and Jason Richwine.Heritage Immigration Study Gets the Big Things Right | David Frum | May 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was rector of the university of Ilfeldt 40 years, and published several learned works.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
They had the power to select a rector as well as to carry on regular parish duties.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
Toiling across Lord Hartledon's path was the labourer to whom the rector had been speaking.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
The rector laid his hand on the slender fingers, hot with fever, whiter than they ought to be, betraying life's inward care.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
Returning to his boarding place, the rector read his father's letter a second time, and then answered it.The Cromptons | Mary J. Holmes
British Dictionary definitions for rector
Church of England a clergyman in charge of a parish in which, as its incumbent, he would formerly have been entitled to the whole of the tithes: Compare vicar
RC Church a cleric in charge of a college, religious house, or congregation
Episcopal Church Scottish Episcopal Church a clergyman in charge of a parish
mainly British the head of certain schools or colleges
(in Scotland) a high-ranking official in a university: now a public figure elected for three years by the students
- rectorate, noun
- rectorial (rɛkˈtɔːrɪəl), adjective
- rectorship, noun
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