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Definition of Rector


  1. A ruler or governor.
  2. 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. A clergyman in charge of a parish.
  4. The head master of a public school.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Rector Translations

rector in Afrikaans is prinsipaal
rector in Dutch is rector
rector in German is Pfarrer
rector in Italian is parroco
rector in Spanish is rector
rector in Swedish is kyrkoherde