Rec"tor(r?k"t?r), n. [L., fr. regere, rectum, to lead straight, to rule: cf. F. recteur. See Regiment, Right.]
1. A ruler or governor.
God is the supreme rector of the world.Sir M. Hale.
(Ch. of Eng.) 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.
(Prot. Epis. Ch.) A clergyman in charge of a parish.
3. The head master of a public school.
4. 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.
(R. C. Ch.) 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.
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