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Oxford dictionary definition of the word rector:
1(in the Church of England) the incumbent of a parish where all tithes formerly passed to the incumbent. Compare with vicar.
(in other Anglican Churches) a member of the clergy who has charge of a parish.
(in the Roman Catholic Church) a priest in charge of a church or of a religious institution.
2the head of certain universities, colleges, and schools.
(in Scotland) an elected representative of students on a university’s governing body.
late Middle English: from Latin rector ‘ruler’, from rect- ‘ruled’, from the verb regere
The ending of rector is spelled -or.