rectorial

rector

[rek-ter]
noun
1.
a member of the clergy in charge of a parish in the Protestant Episcopal Church.
2.
Roman Catholic Church. an ecclesiastic in charge of a college, religious house, or congregation.
3.
Anglican Church. a member of the clergy who has the charge of a parish with full possession of all its rights, tithes, etc.
4.
the head of certain universities, colleges, and schools.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English rectour < Latin rēctor helmsman, ruler, leader, equivalent to reg(ere) to rule + -tor -tor

rectorial [rek-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-] , adjective
subrector, noun
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rector (ˈrɛktə)
 
n
1.  Church of England Compare vicar a clergyman in charge of a parish in which, as its incumbent, he would formerly have been entitled to the whole of the tithes
2.  RC Church a cleric in charge of a college, religious house, or congregation
3.  Episcopalian Church, Scottish Episcopal Church a clergyman in charge of a parish
4.  chiefly (Brit) the head of certain schools or colleges
5.  (in Scotland) a high-ranking official in a university: now a public figure elected for three years by the students
 
[C14: from Latin: director, ruler, from regere to rule]
 
'rectorate
 
n
 
rectorial
 
adj
 
'rectorship
 
n

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rector
late 14c., from L. rector "ruler, governor, guide," from rect-, pp. stem of regere "to rule, guide" (see regal). Used originally of Roman governors and God, by 18c. generally restricted to clergymen and college heads. Rectory first recorded mid-15c. as "the benefice held by
a rector;" of his residence, first recorded 1849.
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