rectorship

rectorate

[rek-ter-it]
noun
the office, dignity, or term of a rector.
Also, rectorship.


Origin:
1715–25; < Medieval Latin rēctōrātus office of rector, equivalent to Latin rēctōr- (stem of rēctor) rector + -ātus -ate3

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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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