Definition of rectory in English:

rectory

noun

  • 1A rector's house.

    • ‘He died at his brother's house, the rectory at Long Stratton, Norfolk.’
    • ‘I also sought out smaller houses, manors, rectories and cottages that can be visited by the public.’
    • ‘We created a self-contained house within the rectory, comprising mainly the attic, with steep stairs going through a couple of rooms in the lower floors.’
    • ‘He will be residing in the refurbished rectory in Riverstown with his wife, Bridget and their three children.’
    • ‘At Croft the family lived in a large rectory with a wonderful garden but chose to live much more simply than they might have done.’
    1. 1.1A Church of England benefice held by a rector.

Origin

Mid 16th century: from Old French rectorie or medieval Latin rectoria, from Latin rector (see rector).

Pronunciation:

rectory

/ˈrɛkt(ə)ri/