Legal Definition and Related Resources of Rector

Meaning of Rector

One who rules or governs. An officer of the church having a benefice with cure of souls, with the right and duty of celebrating services and sacraments in the Church. He obtains his benefice by ordination , presentation, institution and induction .

Rector Alternative Definition

In ecclesiastical law. One who rules or governs. A name given to certain officers of the church.

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Meaning of Rector in the Past

One who rules or governs a name given to certain officers of the Roman church. Dict. Canonique, h. v.[1]


Notes and References

  1. Partialy, this information about rector is based on the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, 1848 edition. There is a list of terms of the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, including rector.

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