Rector vs Regulator - What's the difference?

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Rector is a related term of regulator.

As nouns the difference between rector and regulator

is that rector is in the anglican church, a cleric in charge of a parish and who owns the tithes of it while regulator is a device that controls or limits something.



Alternative forms

* rectour (obsolete)


(en noun)
  • In the Anglican Church, a cleric in charge of a parish and who owns the tithes of it.
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  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=It was a joy to snatch some brief respite, and find himself in the rectory drawing–room. Listening here was as pleasant as talking; just to watch was pleasant. The young priests who lived here wore cassocks and birettas; their faces were fine and mild, yet really strong, like the rector' s face; and in their intercourse with him and his wife they seemed to be brothers.}}
  • In the Roman Catholic Church, a cleric with managerial as well as spiritual responsibility for a church or other institution.
  • A headmaster in various educational institutions, e.g. a university.
  • regulator


    (en noun)
  • A device that controls or limits something.
  • The voltage regulator stopped working and the resulting overload destroyed the device.
  • A person or group that sets standards of practice, especially those established by law.
  • A very accurate clock, used by clockmakers to measure the timekeeping of each newly made clock.
  • Derived terms

    * voltage regulator * battery regulator