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rec·tor / ˈrektər/ • n. 1. (in the Episcopal Church) a member of the clergy who has charge of a parish. ∎  (in the Roman Catholic Church) a priest in charge of a church or of a religious institution. ∎  (in the Church of England) the incumbent of a parish where all tithes formerly passed to the incumbent. Compare with vicar. 2. the head of certain universities, colleges, and schools. DERIVATIVES: rec·tor·ate / -rət/ n. rec·to·ri·al / rekˈtôrēəl/ adj. rec·tor·ship / ship/ n.

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rector †ruler, governor XIV; incumbent of a parish whose tithes are not impropriate; head of a university, etc. XV. — OF. rectour (mod. recteur) or L. rēctor, -ōr-, f. pp. stem of regere rule.
So rectory (-ORY1) benefice held by a rector XVI; rector's residence XIX. — AN., OF. rectorie or medL. rēctōria; see -Y2.

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Rector. The title of certain Christian priests: (i) in the Church of England, an incumbent of a parish whose tithes were in the past not appropriated by anyone else (cf. VICAR); (ii) in the Roman Catholic Church a priest serving certain churches other than parish churches; (iii) the head of a Catholic seminary or university.

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rectorabetter, begetter, better, bettor, biretta, bruschetta, carburettor (US carburetor), debtor, feta, fetter, forgetter, getter, go-getter, Greta, Henrietta, letter, Loretta, mantelletta, operetta, petter, Quetta, setter, sinfonietta, sweater, upsetter, Valletta, vendetta, whetter •bisector, collector, connector, convector, corrector, defector, deflector, detector, director, ejector, elector, erector, hector, injector, inspector, nectar, objector, perfecter, projector, prospector, protector, rector, reflector, rejector, respecter, sector, selector, Spector, spectre (US specter), vector •belter, delta, helter-skelter, melter, pelta, Shelta, shelter, swelter, welter •pre-emptor, tempter •assenter, cementer, centre (US center), concentre (US concenter), dissenter, enter, eventer, fermenter (US fermentor), fomenter, frequenter, inventor, lamenter, magenta, placenta, polenta, precentor, presenter, preventer, renter, repenter, tenter, tormentor •inceptor, preceptor, receptor, sceptre (US scepter) •arrester, Avesta, Chester, contester, ester, Esther, fester, fiesta, Hester, investor, jester, Leicester, Lester, molester, Nestor, pester, polyester, protester, quester, semester, sequester, siesta, sou'wester, suggester, tester, trimester, vesta, zester •Webster • dexter • Leinster •Dorchester • Poindexter • newsletter •genuflector • implementer •experimenter • trendsetter •epicentre (US epicenter) •typesetter • jobcentre • photosetter •Cirencester • interceptor • Sylvester

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