see also: Rector
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈɹɛktɚ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈɹɛktə/
  1. In the Anglican Church, a cleric in charge of a parish and who owns the tithes of it.
  2. In the Roman Catholic Church, a cleric with managerial as well as spiritual responsibility for a church or other institution.
  3. (Eastern Orthodoxy, uncommon) A priest or bishop who is in charge of a parish or in an administrative leadership position in a theological seminary or academy.
  4. A headmaster in various educational institutions, e.g. a university.
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Proper noun
  1. An English surname; derived from the German surname Richter.
  2. A city in Arkansas.

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