Definition of spiritus rector in English:

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spiritus rector

Pronunciation: /ˌspirito͞os ˈrektər/

noun

A ruling or directing spirit.
Example sentences
  • Sheikh Fadlallah, spiritus rector of the most radical Lebanese Shias, was one of the first high-ranking Islamic scholars to condemn the attacks of 11 September 2001.
  • In 1995 he founded the Ensemble Vanitas and has remained its spiritus rector and principal conductor.
  • In the theater, as director, actor, and author, as spiritus rector, he gathered around him a troupe.

Origin

Latin.

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Syllabification: spir·i·tus rec·tor

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