noun cu·ria \ˈkyu̇r-ē-ə, ˈku̇r-\

Definition of curia



play \ˈkyu̇r-ē-ˌē, ˈku̇r-ē-ˌī\
  1. 1a :  a division of the ancient Roman people comprising several gentes of a tribeb :  the place of assembly of one of these divisions

  2. 2a :  the court of a medieval kingb :  a court of justice

  3. 3 often capitalized :  the body of congregations, tribunals, and offices through which the pope governs the Roman Catholic Church


play \ˈkyu̇r-ē-əl, ˈku̇r-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of curia

Latin, perhaps from co- + vir man — more at virile

First Known Use: 1600

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