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 for Rector
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rector \Rec"tor\ (r?k"t?r), n. [L., fr. regere, rectum, to lead
     straight, to rule: cf. F. recteur. See Regiment, Right.]
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     1. A ruler or governor. [R.]
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              God is the supreme rector of the world. --Sir M.
                                                    Hale.
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     2.
        (a) (Ch. of Eng.) A clergyman who has the charge and cure
            of a parish, and has the tithes, etc.; the clergyman
            of a parish where the tithes are not impropriate. See
            the Note under Vicar. --Blackstone.
        (b) (Prot. Epis. Ch.) A clergyman in charge of a parish.
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     3. The head master of a public school. [Scot.]
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     4. The chief elective officer of some universities, as in
        France and Scotland; sometimes, the head of a college; as,
        the Rector of Exeter College, or of Lincoln College, at
        Oxford.
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     5. (R. C. Ch.) The superior officer or chief of a convent or
        religious house; and among the Jesuits the superior of a
        house that is a seminary or college.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  rector
      n 1: a person authorized to conduct religious worship;
           "clergymen are usually called ministers in Protestant
           churches" [syn: curate, minister of religion,
           minister, parson, pastor, rector]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  88 Moby Thesaurus words for "rector":
     DD, Doctor of Divinity, Grand Penitentiary, Holy Father, Holy Joe,
     abbe, abuna, academic dean, administration, administrator, agent,
     antipope, archbishop, archdeacon, archpriest, bishop,
     bishop coadjutor, canon, cardinal, cardinal bishop,
     cardinal deacon, cardinal priest, chancellor, chaplain, churchman,
     clergyman, cleric, clerical, clerk, coadjutor, conductor, curate,
     cure, dean, dean of men, dean of women, deputy, diocesan,
     directeur, director, divine, ecclesiarch, ecclesiastic, exarch,
     governor, headmaster, headmistress, hierarch, high priest,
     impresario, intendant, man of God, manager, master, metropolitan,
     military chaplain, minister, padre, papa, parson, pastor,
     patriarch, penitentiary, pontiff, pope, prebendary, prelate,
     president, primate, principal, producer, provost,
     responsible person, reverend, rural dean, servant of God, shepherd,
     sky pilot, subdean, suffragan, supercargo, supply clergy,
     supply minister, the Reverend, the very Reverend, tonsured cleric,
     vicar, vice-chancellor
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  RECTOR, Eccl. law. One who rules or governs a name given to certain officers 
  of the Roman church. Dict. Canonique, h.v. 
  
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  RECTOR, n.  In the Church of England, the Third Person of the
  parochial Trinity, the Cruate and the Vicar being the other two.
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Rector, AR -- U.S. city in Arkansas
     Population (2000):    2017
     Housing Units (2000): 1045
     Land area (2000):     1.295506 sq. miles (3.355346 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.295506 sq. miles (3.355346 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            58490
     Located within:       Arkansas (AR), FIPS 05
     Location:             36.263320 N, 90.293464 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     72461
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Rector, AR
      Rector
  

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