What does the word rector mean?

Usage examples for rector

  1. " Clavering is a great deal better than Humbleton," said the rector. – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  2. He also inquired anxiously whether there was a cab there from the Black Bull and explained that the Rector of the Seminary, with his laddies, was waiting for him in that place of hospitality. – Young Barbarians by Ian Maclaren