a member of the clergy in charge of a parish in the Protestant Episcopal Church.
Roman Catholic Church. an ecclesiastic in charge of a college, religious house, or congregation.
Anglican Church. a member of the clergy who has the charge of a parish with full possession of all its rights, tithes, etc.
the head of certain universities, colleges, and schools.
(Church of England) a clergyman in charge of a parish in which, as its incumbent, he would formerly have been entitled to the whole of the tithes Compare vicar
(RC Church) a cleric in charge of a college, religious house, or congregation
(Episcopal Church, Scottish Episcopal Church) a clergyman in charge of a parish
(mainly Brit) the head of certain schools or colleges
(in Scotland) a high-ranking official in a university: now a public figure elected for three years by the students
noun 1. the office, dignity, or term of a rector.
noun, plural rectories. 1. a rector’s house; parsonage. 2. British. a benefice held by a rector. noun (pl) -ries 1. the official house of a rector 2. (Church of England) the office and benefice of a rector
rectoscope rec·to·scope (rěk’tə-skōp’) n. See proctoscope.
rectosigmoid rec·to·sig·moid (rěk’tō-sĭg’moid’) n. The rectum and the sigmoid colon considered as a unit. The junction of the rectum and the sigmoid colon.