Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The house in which a parish priest or minister lives.
  • noun An Anglican rector's dwelling.
  • noun An Anglican rector's office and benefice.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A parish church, parsonage, or spiritual living, with all its rights, tithes, and glebes.
  • noun A rector's mansion or parsonage-house.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The province of a rector; a parish church, parsonage, or spiritual living, with all its rights, tithes, and glebes.
  • noun A rector's mansion; a parsonage house.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an official residence provided by a church for its parson or vicar or rector

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Examples

  • This rectory is a delightful place to be in, in warm weather; but in winter, it must be the reverse of comfortable; all the room-windows opening as doors into the garden, vines hanging over them, &c., &c.

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • What will your reaction be when you call the rectory to have Father come over because your Mom is dying and he replies, "Gee, sorry, I promised I'd take the kids to Disneyland today."

    Man sues Crosiers religious order, alleging sexual abuse 20+ years ago

  • I'll have to call the rectory and see if tickets are still available.

    What to do for Friday?

  • I'll have to call the rectory and see if tickets are still available.

    Archive 2008-12-07

  • The library at the rectory was a spacious and handsome room, in the centre of which stood a large writing-table, at which the

    Dr. Wortle's school

  • The rectory was a rather ugly stone house down by the river

    The Virgin and the Gypsy

  • Before she had left Holy Oaks, she had called the rectory and had spoken to Monsignor McKindry, uncaring that she was acting like a neurotic mother hen.

    HEARTBREAKER

  • Before she had left Holy Oaks, she had called the rectory and had spoken to Monsignor McKindry, uncaring that she was acting like a neurotic mother hen.

    HEARTBREAKER

  • The rectory was a fine old house, crowned by a belvedere, with Carpenter's Gothic trim and long French windows, a house that captured and stored the available light.

    Incubus

  • Not that the baby would be out in the frigid air for long, of course—just until Sondra could get to a phone and call the rectory.

    All Through The Night

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