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rectorate

[rek-ter-it] /ˈrɛk tər ɪt/
noun
1.
the office, dignity, or term of a rector.
Also, rectorship.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25; < Medieval Latin rēctōrātus office of rector, equivalent to Latin rēctōr- (stem of rēctor) rector + -ātus -ate3
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