rectory

[ rek-tuh-ree ]
/ ˈrɛk tə ri /

noun, plural rec·to·ries.

a rector's house; parsonage.
British. a benefice held by a rector.

Origin of rectory

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

Related forms

sub·rec·to·ry, noun, plural sub·rec·to·ries.
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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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