[ rek-ter-it ]
/ ˈrɛk tər ɪt /
the office, dignity, or term of a rector.
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Examples from the Web for rectorate
Meanwhile, the death of the Archdeacon had left the rectorate vacant, and an unfortunate nomination was made by the patron-bishop.
Nothing is known of Croft's later dealings with the rectorate, nor of Lancelot Levens, who followed him.