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meanings of rector


  1. In the Roman Catholic Church, a cleric with managerial as well as spiritual responsibility for a church or other institution.
  2. In the Anglican Church, a cleric in charge of a parish and who owns the tithes of it.
  3. A headmaster in various educational institutions, e.g. a university.
  4. In a Protestant church, a pastor in charge of a church with administrative and pastoral leadership combined.
  5. A priest or bishop who is in charge of a parish or in an administrative leadership position in a theological seminary or academy.


  1. An English surname; derived from the German surname Richter.
  2. A city in Arkansas.

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