Definition of curia
plural curiae play \ˈkyu̇r-ē-ˌē, ˈku̇r-ē-ˌī\
1 a : a division of the ancient Roman people comprising several gentes of a tribe b : the place of assembly of one of these divisions
2 a : the court of a medieval king b : a court of justice
3 often capitalized : the body of congregations, tribunals, and offices through which the pope governs the Roman Catholic Church
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