Definition of rectory in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrɛkt(ə)ri/

noun (plural rectories)

1A rector’s house.
Example sentences
  • I also sought out smaller houses, manors, rectories and cottages that can be visited by the public.
  • We created a self-contained house within the rectory, comprising mainly the attic, with steep stairs going through a couple of rooms in the lower floors.
  • He died at his brother's house, the rectory at Long Stratton, Norfolk.


Mid 16th century: from Old French rectorie or medieval Latin rectoria, from Latin rector (see rector).

Words that rhyme with rectory

directory, ex-directory, interjectory, refectory, trajectory

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