Rector

Definition of Rector

Rec´tor   Pronunciation: r?k´t?r
n.1.
1.A ruler or governor.
God is the supreme rector of the world.
- Sir M. Hale.
2.(Ch. of Eng.) A clergyman who has the charge and cure of a parish, and has the tithes, etc.; the clergyman of a parish where the tithes are not impropriate. See the Note under Vicar.
3.The head master of a public school.
4.The chief elective officer of some universities, as in France and Scotland; sometimes, the head of a college; as, the Rector of Exeter College, or of Lincoln College, at Oxford.
5.(R. C. Ch.) The superior officer or chief of a convent or religious house; and among the Jesuits the superior of a house that is a seminary or college.

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