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rectory (n.)

mid-15c. (in rectorie-bok), "benefice held by a rector, parish church or parsonage," with all its rights and privileges, from French rectorie (14c.) or Medieval Latin rectoria, from rector (see rector). In reference to his residence or house by 1849.

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Definitions of rectory from WordNet

rectory (n.)
an official residence provided by a church for its parson or vicar or rector;
Synonyms: parsonage / vicarage
From wordnet.princeton.edu