Rectory
Rectory Rec"to*ry (-t?*r?), n.; pl. {Rectories} (-r?z). [Cf. OF. rectorie or rectorerie, LL. rectoria.] 1. The province of a rector; a parish church, parsonage, or spiritual living, with all its rights, tithes, and glebes. [1913 Webster]

2. A rector's mansion; a parsonage house. [1913 Webster]


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  • rectory — 1530s, from Fr. rectorie (14c.) or M.L. rectoria, from rector (see RECTOR (Cf. rector)). Originally benefice held by a rector; of his residence, from 1849 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • rectory — [rek′tər ē] n. pl. rectories [ML rectoria] 1. the house in which an Episcopal minister lives 2. in the Church of England, a) a benefice held by a rector b) the house in which a rector lives 3. R.C.Ch. the house in which a parish priest lives …   English World dictionary

  • Rectory — Depending on denomination, local custom, and the status of the minister, the building inhabited (or formerly inhabited) by the leader of a local Christian church can be referred to by one of several names. In Roman Catholic churches it is often… …   Wikipedia

  • rectory — UK [ˈrektərɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms rectory : singular rectory plural rectories a house that the rector of a church lives in …   English dictionary

  • rectory — [[t]re̱ktəri[/t]] rectories N COUNT A rectory is a house in which a Church of England rector and his family live …   English dictionary

  • rectory —    This term refers to the official residence of a rector; a rectory is usually provided by a parish or religious communityfor the priest and his associates who are working at that location …   Glossary of theological terms

  • rectory — noun (plural ries) Date: 1594 1. a benefice held by a rector 2. a residence of a rector or a parish priest …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rectory — /rek teuh ree/, n., pl. rectories. 1. a rector s house; parsonage. 2. Brit. a benefice held by a rector. [1530 40; < ML rectoria, equiv. to L rector (s. of rector) RECTOR + ia Y3] * * * …   Universalium

  • rectory — noun a) The residence of Roman Catholic priest(s) associated with a parish church. b) The residence of an Anglican rector …   Wiktionary

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