Warden vs Rector - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between warden and rector

is that warden is a guard or watchman while rector is in the Anglican Church, a cleric in charge of a parish and who owns the tithes of it.

As proper nouns the difference between warden and rector

is that warden is {{surname|lang=en} while Rector is an English surname; derived from the German surname Richter.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

warden

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (archaic, or, literary) A guard or watchman.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • He called to the warden on the battlements.
  • A chief administrative officer of a prison
  • An official charged with supervisory duties or with the enforcement of specific laws or regulations; such as a game warden or air raid warden
  • A governing official in various institutions
  • the warden of a college
  • (archaic, slang) A variety of pear, thought to be Black Worcester or Parkinson's Warden.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • I would have had him roasted like a warden .
  • * Shakespeare, The Winter's Tale
  • I must have saffron the colour of warden pies.

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    rector

    English

    Alternative forms

    * rectour (obsolete)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • In the Anglican Church, a cleric in charge of a parish and who owns the tithes of it.
  • * , chapter=10
  • , 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.