Rectory vs Vicar - What's the difference?

rectory | vicar |


As nouns the difference between rectory and vicar

is that rectory is the residence of roman catholic priest(s) associated with a parish church while vicar is in the church of england, the priest of a parish, receiving a salary or stipend but not tithes.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

rectory

English

Noun

(rectories)
  • The residence of Roman Catholic priest(s) associated with a parish church.
  • The residence of an Anglican rector.
  • * , 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.}}

    vicar

    English

    Alternative forms

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    Noun

    (en noun)
  • In the Church of England, the priest of a parish, receiving a salary or stipend but not tithes.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1907, author=
  • , title=The Dust of Conflict , chapter=20 citation , passage=Hester Earle and Violet Wayne were moving about the aisle with bundles of wheat-ears and streamers of ivy, for the harvest thanksgiving was shortly to be celebrated, while the vicar stood waiting for their directions on the chancel steps with a great handful of crimson gladioli.}}
  • *, chapter=12
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=All this was extraordinarily distasteful to Churchill. It was ugly, gross. Never before had he felt such repulsion when the vicar displayed his characteristic bluntness or coarseness of speech. In the present connexion […] such talk had been distressingly out of place.}}
  • *{{quote-book, year=1997, author=(Frank Muir), chapter=1, isbn=0552141372
  • , title= A Kentish Lad , passage=For this [annual choir outing] the vicar traditionally hired a brake, an ancient, Edwardian, horse-drawn, bus-like vehicle which had plodded along for many years between Ramsgate and Pegwell Bay, carrying passengers who were in no hurry, until it became so unroadworthy that no horse could be persuaded to pull it on a regular basis.}}
  • In the Roman Catholic and some other churches, a cleric acting as local representative of a higher ranking member of the clergy.
  • A person acting on behalf of, or is representing another person.
  • Derived terms

    * vicar apostolic * Vicar of Christ

    Anagrams

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