rector

(redirected from rectorial)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.

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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
For some reason, probably decided by the same guys who insisted they needed a picture of Brown's Sugars, his rectorial campaign featured a lot of boat races - beerdrinking competitions in which Gordon's team invariably won, mainly because of him.
(22) Kuyper heavily criticized such thinking, particularly in his rectorial address De verflauwing der grenzen ("Pantheism's Destruction of Boundaries").
At the University of Edinburgh, the inaugural rectorial address by Robin Harper was remarkable for its humanitarian words: But it is not just technical fixes that will save us -- a cultural and life-style revolution is required.
Robin Harper, who will highlight student support services in his rectorial speech on Thursday, added: "I would urge students to seek help and not to let their problems get on top of them.
grab the garden hose and threaten Guy de Maupassant with an improvised shower." Maumort treats us as well to one more detailed portrait, of Ernest Renan, a gregarious butterball who, "blowing like a sperm whale," speaks in "rectorial circumlocutions" and inveighs tirelessly against Bossuet as a "big windbag." According to Daspre, Martin du Gard planned to have Maumort sketch a score or more of these eminents penseurs; the mind boggles at the thought of how much bulk this projected gallery would have added to the novel.
On Fichte in Nazi ideology, and on Heidegger's use of Fichte's Addresses in his own rectorial address, see Sluga, 29-41 and passim.
In his rectorial address, "The Self-Assertion of the German University," Heidegger insisted that the regeneration of the West, and the necessary transformation of German Dasein, required a renewal of science and a complete reorganization of the university.
The Romanes Lecture 1907(Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1907); "East and West" (Rectorial Address to Glasgow University), The Times (26 Jan.
In fact the nearest we came to Hollywood in our school was when the headmaster pounded the playground in his black rectorial cape looking like Batman.
He will serve as curate in the Rectorial Benefice of Hawarden.