noun, plural rec·to·ries.
Origin of rectory
Examples from the Web for rectory
They followed Weber into the rectory to find Freed sprawled and unresponsive, amid signs of a forced entry and a violent struggle.As 2014 Began, a Fateful Path to a Catholic Priest’s Murder|Michael Daly|January 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He sat behind his desk in the rectory, and the magnitude of what had happened came over him.Jimmy Breslin on JFK’s Assassination: Two Classic Columns|Jimmy Breslin|November 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
First, Father Johannes Baptiste is found in the rectory, his throat slit.
A SWAT team converged on the rectory, which is less than a mile from the town square.Newtown, Conn., Struggles With Its Newfound Notoriety|Christine Pelisek|December 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In the rectory Pfleger blamed a “perfect storm” of unemployment, failing schools, and program cutbacks for the surge in shootings.Spike in Shootings, Murders Creates ‘Wild, Wild Midwest’ Effect in Chicago|Michael Daly|June 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He came to the Rectory, but the Spirit could not be overcome.Welsh Folk-Lore|Elias Owen
After the services in the church, the society moved in procession to the Rectory school-room.The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus|American Anti-Slavery Society
It is a rectory, I find, and of course the parson has great tithes as well as small.Rural Rides|William Cobbett
Was he not well as he was, in his rectory down at Plumstead?Framley Parsonage|Anthony Trollope
There is an old rookery belonging to the Rectory close by our house; and one day the rooks from there came to our elm-tree.Woodside|Caroline Hadley
noun plural -ries
mid-15c., from French rectorie (14c.) or Medieval Latin rectoria, from rector (see rector). Originally "benefice held by a rector;" of his residence, from 1849.