noun, plural rec·to·ries.
- a rector’s house; parsonage.
- British. a benefice held by a rector.
noun plural -ries
- the official house of a rector
- Church of England the office and benefice of a rector
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.