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rector

1. Church of England a clergyman in charge of a parish in which, as its incumbent, he would formerly have been entitled to the whole of the tithes
2. RC Church a cleric in charge of a college, religious house, or congregation
3. Protestant Episcopal Church, Scottish Episcopal Church a clergyman in charge of a parish
4. Chiefly Brit the head of certain schools or colleges
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His eminence is, at this moment, escorting the very honorable embassy of the Duke of Austria; which is detained, at present, listening to the harangue of monsieur the rector of the university, at the gate Baudets.
He seemed taken aback at that; but he would fain persuade me 'at the Rector was only in jest; and when that wouldn't do, he says, "Well, Nancy, you shouldn't think so much about it: Mr.
He was quite a stranger, you know, Miss Grey, and even YOUNGER nor Maister Hatfield, I believe; and I had thought him not so pleasant-looking as him, and rather a bit crossish, at first, to look at; but he spake so civil like--and when th' cat, poor thing, jumped on to his knee, he only stroked her, and gave a bit of a smile: so I thought that was a good sign; for once, when she did so to th' Rector, he knocked her off, like as it might be in scorn and anger, poor thing.
at 'ud do that, 'at has as little as he has: for you know, mum, he's nowt at all to live on but what he gets fra' th' Rector, an' that's little enough they say.
You'll want a portly rector to complete the picture, and take his tithe of all the respect and honour you get by your hard work.
Possibly there was some such unrecognized agent secretly busy in Arthur's mind at this moment--possibly it was the fear lest he might hereafter find the fact of having made a confession to the rector a serious annoyance, in case he should NOT be able quite to carry out his good resolutions?
After dinner, parish business took the Rector to his study, and Mary proposed that they should sit in the kitchen.
Crackenthorp, joining hands with the rector and Mrs.
According to the rector, the institution was able to achieve the feat due to his doggedness and the cooperation of the staff of the polytechnic.
During the visit the seven-member delegates met with the Rector NUML Major General Zia Uddin Najam (retd) and visited various departments of the varsity.
The delegation included the rector of the Ataturk University Omer Chomakli and the head of the department of the Russian language and literature of the philological faculty of the above-mentioned university Bahar Demir, as well as the rector of the University of Izmir Erdal Celik and his colleagues, representatives of the international department of the Turkish University.
In his introductory remarks, UMT Rector Dr Muhammad Aslam gave an overview of the whole year's activities that took place at the varsity.