rector

Derivation

  • Latin: rego, rule

Profile

1) A priest placed in charge of a church which is neither a parochial nor a capitular church nor annexed to the house of a religious community for its religious functions; loosely used also to designate a pastor, and hence the term rectory.

2) The head of an educational institution, of certain religious communities, etc.

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “rector”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 17 September 2013. Web. 28 July 2014. <>