noun, plural rec·to·ries.
Origin of rectory
Related formssub·rec·to·ry, noun, plural sub·rec·to·ries.
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