Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: rectory
IPA transcription: [ɹ'ɛktɚi]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: parsonage, vicarage, rectory
    Meaning: an official residence provided by a church for its parson or vicar or rector
Usage examples
  • He might indeed hold a rectory or a vicarage, when he could get one.
  • Come at any time of the evening'; he paused again and smiled--'the third house after the Rectory, which is marked up on the gate.
  • "Why, she has found out that he is really a Nihilist--just think of a Nihilist going about loose like this, and playing tennis at the rectory and all the good houses!
  • He must, however, be admitted to his new functions by the imposition of the hands of a bishop, who was to pronounce the following form of words; "Take thou authority to preach the word of God, and administer the sacraments, and to perform all other ministerial offices in the Church of England." The person thus admitted was to be capable of holding any rectory or vicarage in the kingdom.