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Synonyms for rector

Synonyms for rector

a person authorized to conduct religious worship

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The conversation, becoming lively as the penultimate entree was reached, had turned naturally on the affair of the theatre and the constitutionally sworn rector.
Yes, yes," replied all the others, "it is really he, Master Thibaut, the rector.
It was, in fact, the rector and all the dignitaries of the university, who were marching in procession in front of the embassy, and at that moment traversing the Place.
His eminence is, at this moment, escorting the very honorable embassy of the Duke of Austria; which is detained, at present, listening to the harangue of monsieur the rector of the university, at the gate Baudets.
The boldness of what I had done never dawned upon me until I saw the picture made by the rector of Trinity Church standing before that large audience under an old umbrella, waiting for the rain to cease so that he could go on with his address.
The house, however, was surrounded by a garden, in which the Rector took considerable pride.
A country life and breeding had preserved in them all a look which Mary hesitated to call either innocent or youthful, as she compared them, now sitting round in an oval, softly illuminated by candlelight; and yet it was something of the kind, yes, even in the case of the Rector himself.
After dinner, parish business took the Rector to his study, and Mary proposed that they should sit in the kitchen.
Keep it a secret," said Lady Lydiard, "when the Rector and the Rector's wife both know of it
Then in 1865 Carlyle was chosen Lord Rector of Edinburgh University, and although this could add little to his fame, he was glad that his own country had recognized his greatness.
Now at seventy-one, a famous man, he returned to make his speech upon entering his office as Rector.
In the evening the rector of a neighboring parish drove over to dinner, and engaged his host at the noble but obsolete game of Piquet.
It was essential to send an apology to the rector, in the first place, so as to leave the evening at his disposal for considering what preliminary course of conduct he should advise Arnold to pursue.
My business there was to perform the duty for the rector of the place, who wanted a holiday.
He patronised an Independent meeting- house in Crawley parish, much to the indignation of his uncle the Rector, and to the consequent delight of Sir Pitt, who was induced to go himself once or twice, which occasioned some violent sermons at Crawley parish church, directed point-blank at the Baronet's old Gothic pew there.