- Latin: rego, rule
1) A priest placed in charge of a church which is neither a parochial nor a capitular church nor annexed to the house of a religious community for its religious functions; loosely used also to designate a pastor, and hence the term rectory.
2) The head of an educational institution, of certain religious communities, etc.
- “rector”. . CatholicSaints.Info. 18 April 2009. Web. 31 March 2015. <>