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English definition of “rector”

rector

noun [C] uk   /ˈrek.tər/ us    /-tɚ/
a priest in charge of a parish (= area) in the Church of EnglandReligious leaders and officials an important official at some colleges in Scotland, elected by the studentsTeachers US the person in charge of a university or schoolUniversity and college education
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