noun cu·ria \ˈkyr-ē-ə, ˈkr-\
plural cu·ri·ae \ˈkyr-ē-ˌē, ˈkr-ē-ˌī\

Definition of CURIA

a :  a division of the ancient Roman people comprising several gentes of a tribe
b :  the place of assembly of one of these divisions
a :  the court of a medieval king
b :  a court of justice
often capitalized :  the body of congregations, tribunals, and offices through which the pope governs the Roman Catholic Church
cu·ri·al \ˈkyr-ē-əl, ˈkr-\ adjective

Origin of CURIA

Latin, perhaps from co- + vir man — more at virile
First Known Use: 1600


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