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