noun, plural rectories.
a rector's house; parsonage.
British. a benefice held by a rector.

1530–40; < Medieval Latin rēctōria, equivalent to Latin rēctōr- (stem of rēctor) rector + -ia -y3

subrectory, noun, plural subrectories. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To rectory
World English Dictionary
rectory (ˈrɛktərɪ)
n , pl -ries
1.  the official house of a rector
2.  Church of England the office and benefice of a rector

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
If the church is closed, inquire in the adjacent rectory.
The house now is the rectory of a church on the property.
The rectory is located to the right, next to the church.
The record indicates that the claimant is employed as a domestic at a rectory
  is owned by the church.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature