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  1. rec·tor
    IPA[ˈrektər]
  2. noun

    • 1. (in the Episcopal Church) a member of the clergy who has charge of a parish.

    • 2. (in the Roman Catholic Church) a priest in charge of a church or of a religious institution.

    • 3. (in the Church of England) the incumbent of a parish where all tithes formerly passed to the incumbent.

    • 4. the head of certain universities, colleges, and schools.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: rector, plural noun: rectors

    • noun

      (in the Church of England) the incumbent of a parish where all tithes formerly passed to the incumbent.

      (in other Anglican Churches) a member of the clergy who has charge of a parish.

    • noun

      a ruling or directing spirit.
    • noun

      a ruling or guiding spirit.
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