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Pronunciation: (rek'tur), [key]
1. a member of the clergy in charge of a parish in the Protestant Episcopal Church.
2. Rom. Cath. Ch.an ecclesiastic in charge of a college, religious house, or congregation.
3. Anglican Ch.a member of the clergy who has the charge of a parish with full possession of all its rights, tithes, etc.
4. the head of certain universities, colleges, and schools.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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