rectorate

or rec·tor·ship

[ rek-ter-it ]
/ ˈrɛk tər ɪt /

noun

the office, dignity, or term of a rector.

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Origin of rectorate

1715–25; <Medieval Latin rēctōrātus office of rector, equivalent to Latin rēctōr- (stem of rēctor) rector + -ātus-ate3
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Example sentences 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.

    The Church of Grasmere|Mary L. Armitt
  • 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