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RECTORY, Eng. law. Corporeal real property, consisting of a church, glebe lands and tithes. 1 Chit. Pr. 163.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Old rectories offer far more value per square foot than barn conversions
"The Victorian rectories tend to be quite large - I think that they expected their vicars to have big families, and servants.
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