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rector

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rector(
rrehk
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tohr
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (leading)
a. governing
La junta directiva es la entidad rectora de la organización.The board of directors is the governing body of the organization.
b. guiding
Este folleto explica los principios rectores de esta administración.This booklet explains the guiding principles of this administration.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
2. (religious)
a. rector
El rector de la iglesia dio la bienvenida a los nuevos feligreses.The church's rector welcomed the new members of the congregation.
3. (university leader)
a. president
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Victoria recibió el premio a la exalumna más destacada de manos del rector de la universidad.Victoria received the outstanding alumna award from the university president.
b. vice-chancellor (United Kingdom)
El rector presentó el plan de desarrollo de la universidad.The vice-chancellor unveiled the university's development plan.
c. rector
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El rector felicitó al cuerpo de profesores por los buenos resultados académicos.The rector congratulated the faculty on the strong academic results.
4. (school director)
a. principal
Parece que el nuevo rector del colegio es muy estricto.It seems the new school principal is very strict.
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rector
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. governing, guiding
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
2. (de universidad)
a. vice-chancellor (United Kingdom)
b. president
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
3. (dirigente)
a. leader, head
4. (religion)
a. rector
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rectora rectora
adjective
[+entidad] governing; [+idea, principio] guiding; governing
una figura rectora an outstanding o leading figure; los principios rectores del régimen the régime's guiding principles
1 (Univ) vice-chancellor; rector; (EEUU) president; (EEUU)
2 [de colegio] principal
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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