curule


cu·rule

adjective \ˈkyr-ˌül\

Definition of CURULE

1
:  relating to or being a high-ranking dignitary of ancient Rome entitled to occupy a special chair
2
:  of, relating to, or being a chair or seat reserved for Romans of high rank that resembles a backless stool with curved legs; also :  of, relating to, or being a 19th century seat with legs of a similar style

Origin of CURULE

Latin curulis, perhaps alteration of currulis of a chariot, from currus chariot, from currere to run
First Known Use: 1600

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