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noun as in parsonage

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noun as in church part

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They followed Weber into the rectory to find Freed sprawled and unresponsive, amid signs of a forced entry and a violent struggle.

He sat behind his desk in the rectory, and the magnitude of what had happened came over him.

First, Father Johannes Baptiste is found in the rectory, his throat slit.

The police on the scene were in for more than one surprise at the St. Aloysius rectory.

A SWAT team converged on the rectory, which is less than a mile from the town square.

Nothing is there except the rectory, the church just across the way, the grange, and half a dozen thatched cottages.

The rectory, which is directly by the church, is a very old building, though it has been modernized on the side fronting the road.

I shall not go to the Rectory, but put up at the King's Head, and to which you may address letters.

First, nothing was to be expected from investigation at the Rectory; and to be brief, nothing has transpired.

He is still at the church; but we dare say he would be willing to leave it for a rectory, if one were offered, with £500 a year.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rectory, such as: manse, and vicarage.

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