• Rector

  1. (n.) 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.
  2. (n.) A clergyman in charge of a parish.
  3. (n.) The head master of a public school.
  4. (n.) A ruler or governor.
  5. (n.) 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.
  6. (n.) 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.

Curate, Minister, Parson, Pastor,

• Rectoral

  1. (a.) Pertaining to a rector or governor.