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curule

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adjective cu·rule \ˈkyu̇r-ˌül\

Definition of curule

  1. 1 :  relating to or being a high-ranking dignitary of ancient Rome entitled to occupy a special chair

  2. 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 and Etymology 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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