rectory


rectory

noun, plural rec·to·ries.

  1. a rector’s house; parsonage.
  2. British. a benefice held by a rector.

noun plural -ries

  1. the official house of a rector
  2. Church of England the office and benefice of a rector
n.

mid-15c., from French rectorie (14c.) or Medieval Latin rectoria, from rector (see rector). Originally “benefice held by a rector;” of his residence, from 1849.

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