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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Rianne Letschert is rector magnificus at the University of Maastricht and a specialist in victimology -- the study of the victims of crime and the psychological effects of their experience.
Finally, the main supervisor stood up to say that in behalf of the Rector Magnificus, she was certifying that the student now had all the privileges and responsibilities of a PhD.
He was its Rector Magnificus (President) for a one-year term in 1935.