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Definition of rector noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    rector

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈrektə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrektər//
     
     
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  1. 1 an Anglican priest who is in charge of a particular area (called a parish). In the past a rector received an income directly from this area. compare vicar
  2. 2(in Britain) the head of certain universities, colleges or schools
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin rector ‘ruler’, from rect- ‘ruled’, from the verb regere.
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