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RECTOR, Eccl. law. One who rules or governs a name given to certain officers of the Roman church. Dict. Canonique, h.v.

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McDonald was one of the College trustees that offered him the rectorship.
He took on the rectorship, he claimed, because the university needed him.
Dr Bruce returned to Birmingham in 1912, to take over the rectorship of St Augustine's church, a post he held for 11 years.
Much of Edwards's later work is designed to defend the excesses his preaching was thought to stimulate; while during his rectorship, Heidegger understood his own early work to coincide with a national moment already, in the early thirties, verging on catastrophe.
The couple, who live in Wales, had never taken their lay rectorship seriously.
Taylor delivered only a few of them in rural Ashbourne; most were preached to the educated and politically powerful audience in Westminster where he held several preferments, including the rectorship of St.
Lowe's account of the plotting involved in the election recalls, as Sparrow himself recognized, the maneuvering over the Rectorship of Lincoln College by Mark Pattison in the 1850s and 1860s.
At exactly the right moment he was offered the rectorship of St.
Bloom's emblem is the Rektoratsrede, the pro-fascist speech Heidegger gave upon ascending to the rectorship of the University of Freiburg in 1933.
If downing a pint of tequila was a requirement for rectorship of Edinburgh University, the Tory twerp would be odds-on favourite for the job.
59) In answering this, the Kampen councilor complied with a request by the Reformed synod to "remove" (removeren) himself from the rectorship.
Newman accepted the rectorship with some misgivings, partly because the official invitation was so long in coming; the deciding factor was the strong approval of the Holy Father.