- Chiefly British. a member of the clergy employed to assist a rector or vicar.
- any ecclesiastic entrusted with the cure of souls, as a parish priest.
- to take charge of (a museum) or organize (an art exhibit): to curate a photography show.
- to pull together, sift through, and select for presentation, as music or website content: “We curate our merchandise with a sharp eye for trending fashion,” the store manager explained.
Origin of curate
Examples from the Web for curation
His curation techniques were far from scientific; his knack for interior design was often fueled by his sense humor.Casa de la Torre: The Museum of Mexico’s Liberace
March 24, 2014
The curation of such a merry (and complex) company was surely no easy feat.The Portrait Gallery Face-Off: Fresh, Famous, and Quirky Faces Win the Day
November 17, 2013
To solve the curation quandary, The Daily Beast has produced its first list of the feeds to follow.
- a clergyman appointed to assist a parish priest
- a clergyman who has the charge of a parish (curate-in-charge)
- Irish an assistant barman
- (tr) to be in charge of (an art exhibition or museum)
Word Origin and History for curation
late 14c., from Old French curacion "treatment of illness," from Latin curationem (nominative curatio), "a taking care, attention, management," especially "medical attention," noun of action from past participle stem of curare "to cure" (see cure (v.)).
late 14c., "spiritual guide," from Medieval Latin curatus "one responsible for the care (of souls)," from Latin curatus, past participle of curare "to take care of" (see cure (v.)). Church of England sense of "paid deputy priest of a parish" first recorded 1550s.