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(Rec`ti*lin`e*ar"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being rectilinear. Coleridge.
(Rec`ti*lin"e*ous) a. Rectilinear. [Obs.] Ray.
(Rec"ti*nerved`) a. [Recti- + nerve.] (Bot.) Having the veins or nerves straight; said of
(Rec"tion) n. [L. rectio, fr. regere to rule or govern.] (Gram.) See Government, n., 7. Gibbs.
(Rec`ti*ros"tral) a. [Recti- + rostral.] (Zoöl.) Having a straight beak.
(Rec`ti*se"ri*al) a. [Recti- + serial.] (Bot.) Arranged in exactly vertical ranks, as the leaves
on stems of many kinds; opposed to curviserial.
(||Rec*ti"tis) n. [NL. See Rectum, and -itis.] (Med.) Proctitis. Dunglison.
(Rec"ti*tude) n. [L. rectitudo, fr. rectus right, straight: cf. F. rectitude. See Right.]
1. Straightness. [R.] Johnson.
2. Rightness of principle or practice; exact conformity to truth, or to the rules prescribed for moral conduct,
either by divine or human laws; uprightness of mind; uprightness; integrity; honesty; justice.
3. Right judgment. [R.] Sir G. C. Lewis.
Syn. See Justice.
(Rec"to-) A combining form indicating connection with, or relation to, the rectum; as, recto-
(Rec"to), n. [Abbrev. fr. LL. breve de recto. See Right.] (Law) A writ of right.
(Rec"to), n. [Cf. F. recto.] (Print.) The right-hand page; opposed to verso.
(Rec"tor) n. [L., fr. regere, rectum, to lead straight, to rule: cf. F. recteur. See Regiment,
1. A ruler or governor. [R.]
God is the supreme rector of the world.Sir M. Hale.
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.
3. The head master of a public school. [Scot.]
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.
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.
(Rec"tor*al) a. [CF. F. rectoral.] Pertaining to a rector or governor.
(Rec"tor*ate) n. [LL. rectoratus: cf. F. rectorat.] The office, rank, or station of a rector; rectorship.