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Curia Romana

[roh-mey-nuh, -mah-] /roʊˈmeɪ nə, -ˈmɑ-/
noun, Roman Catholic Church.
1.
the body of congregations, offices, permanent commissions, etc., that assist the pope in the government and administration of the church.
Origin of Curia Romana
< Medieval Latin, Latin: literally, (the) Roman curia
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  • Item in casu quo facta esset commissio alicui abbati a Curia Romana et a generali capitulo.

    Villainage in England Paul Vinogradoff
  • Fra Martino, a violent little monk, was pouring out vials of wrath against the extortions of the Curia Romana.

    The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky
  • Infessura writes: 'Multa et inexcogitata in Curia Romana officia adinvenit et vendidit,' p. 1183.

    Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7) John Addington Symonds
  • Præcipio firmiter per obedientiam fratribus universis quod ubicunque sunt, non audeant petere aliquam litteram in Curia Romana.

  • Blessed are they who come in the name of gold and silver, for of them is the Curia Romana.

    The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky
  • Taunts such as this became household phrases: Curia Romana non quaerit ovem sine lana.

    A Short History of Italy Henry Dwight Sedgwick

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