curule

adjective
cu·​rule | \ ˈkyu̇r-ˌül How to pronounce curule (audio) \

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

First Known Use of curule

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for curule

Latin curulis, perhaps alteration of currulis of a chariot, from currus chariot, from currere to run

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about curule

Dictionary Entries near curule

curtsy

curuba

curucucu

curule

curupay

cururo

curvaceous

Statistics for curule

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for curule

The first known use of curule was in 1600

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on curule

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with curule

Comments on curule

What made you want to look up curule? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to affect and impair by alcohol or a drug

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!