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Webster's Dictionary [1]

(1): ( n.) A rector's mansion; a parsonage house.

(2): ( n.) The province of a rector; a parish church, parsonage, or spiritual living, with all its rights, tithes, and glebes.

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [2]

"A rectory or parsonage," says Spelman, "is a spiritual living, composed of land, tithe, and other oblations of the people, separate or dedicate to God in any congregation. fIor the service of his Church there, and for the maintenance of the governor or minister thereof, to whose charge the same is committed."