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 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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