curule

adjective cu·rule \ ˈkyu̇r-ˌül \

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


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