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rectory

[ rek-tuh-ree ]
/ ˈrɛk tə ri /
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noun, plural rec·to·ries.
a rector's house; parsonage.
British. a benefice held by a rector.
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Origin of rectory

1530–40; <Medieval Latin rēctōria, equivalent to Latin rēctōr- (stem of rēctor) rector + -ia-y3

OTHER WORDS FROM rectory

sub·rec·to·ry, noun, plural sub·rec·to·ries.
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British Dictionary definitions for rectory

rectory
/ (ˈrɛktərɪ) /

noun plural -ries
the official house of a rector
Church of England the office and benefice of a rector
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