Definition of rectory in English:


Pronunciation /ˈrekt(ə)rē/ /ˈrɛkt(ə)ri/

Translate rectory into Spanish


  • 1A rector's house.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘He will be residing in the refurbished rectory in Riverstown with his wife, Bridget and their three children.’
    • ‘At Croft the family lived in a large rectory with a wonderful garden but chose to live much more simply than they might have done.’
    1. 1.1A Church of England benefice held by a rector.


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