Definition of spiritus rector in English:

spiritus rector

Line breaks: spir|itus rec¦tor
Pronunciation: /ˈrɛktɔː
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A ruling or guiding spirit.
    More 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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