Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The office or rank of a rector.
- n. Rule; direction; guidance.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. the office or station of a rector
“A unique thing about his rectorship was his willingness to take the blame upon himself when something went wrong.”
“Yes, Heidegger was a member o the Nazi party during his rectorship 1933-1934 and onward, till the end of the war.”
“It is now clear that Heidegger had voiced support for the Nazis at least since the end of 1931; that he campaigned actively for the rectorship; that, once appointed, he threw all his energies into “revolutionizing” the university and gave propaganda lectures across Germany, ending them with the standard “Heil Hitler!””
“Under the rectorship of Charles Olson, Black Mountain college had a teaching body of enormously creative individuals, including the artists Franz Kline and Willem de Kooning, composer-poet John Cage, dancer Merce Cuningham, and writer Paul Goodman.”
“The Tory MP Boris Johnson is to stand for the rectorship of Edinburgh University, it emerged yesterday.”
“Prof Abrahams, an English professor and senior vice-president of the Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada, won his rectorship by running a gruellingly public race in which he was interrogated by all "stakeholders" in the university community after a public lecture and televised interview procedure earlier this week.”
“Since the beginning of my rectorship in 1987 we have insisted with students that the essential part of university transformation is the transformation of curriculum and that the input of students into that process was vital.”
“The vulnerability of Prideaux to disciplinary pressure amounts to this: that at a time when Laud was actively engaged in a wide-ranging campaign against pluralism in the Church, the doctor held, in addition to his professorship of sacred theology, four vicarages, a college rectorship, and three minor commendams.”
“His best and happiest days were passed in Stratford, where for over thirty years he held the rectorship of the parish which had been served by those two eminent divines, Johnson and Leaming.”
“He married Huldah Lewis of that place, August 9, 1767, and on the sixth day of the ensuing month, he and his wife were admitted as communicants in Christ Church, which was then under the rectorship of Dr. Johnson for the second time, he having resigned the college and returned to Stratford.”
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