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curate

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noun cu·rate \ˈkyu̇r-ət, ˈkyər- also-ˌāt\

Definition of curate

  1. 1 :  a member of the clergy in charge of a parish sought the counsel of the curate

  2. 2 :  a member of the clergy serving as assistant (as to a rector) in a parish

Origin and Etymology of curate

Middle English curat “person charged with the care of souls, parish priest,” borrowed from Medieval Latin cūrātus, from cūrāre “to have spiritual charge of” + Latin -ātus 2-ate — more at 2cure


First Known Use: 14th century

Other Christian Religious Terms


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curate

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verb cu·rate \ˈkyu̇r-ˌāt, ˈkyər-; kyu̇-ˈrāt\

Definition of curate

curated

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curating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to act as curator of curate a museum an exhibit curated by the museum's director

Origin and Etymology of curate

back-formation from curator


First Known Use: 1909


CURATE Defined for English Language Learners

curate

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Definition of curate for English Language Learners

  • : a member of the clergy in certain churches (such as the Anglican church) who assists the priest in charge of a church or a group of churches


CURATE Defined for Kids

curate

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noun cu·rate \ˈkyu̇r-ət\

Definition of curate for Students

  1. :  a member of the clergy who assists the rector or vicar of a church



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