Part of speech: noun

A rector's dwelling.

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Usage examples "rectory":

  1. Let it be understood, however, that I make no pretence at fine writing, neither must it be expected that I, who never boasted great learning, can explain that which has puzzled Parson Grigg, who was in the parish before Mr. Inch came- aye, even puzzled the Bishop himself who came to visit the rectory some years since. - "The Birthright", Joseph Hocking.
  2. Perhaps it was the intolerable pain of knowing that she was helpless that drove her one day, without Carl's knowledge, to the rectory. - "An Old Chester Secret", Margaret Deland.
  3. Go back to the rectory and read up, and by- and- by we'll send you to Oxford, and you shall be a parson, or a barrister, or-" " Oh, uncle, it's too bad of you! - "The Rajah of Dah", George Manville Fenn.