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rectorate

or rec·tor·ship

[rek-ter-it]
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noun
  1. 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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Historical Examples

  • 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

  • Meanwhile, the death of the Archdeacon had left the rectorate vacant, and an unfortunate nomination was made by the patron-bishop.