[kyoo r-uh-see]

noun, plural cu·ra·cies.

the office or position of a curate.

Origin of curacy

1675–85; cura(te) + -cy, modeled on pairs like primate, primacy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for curacy

Historical Examples of curacy

  • I have come to tell you, sir, that I wish to resign my curacy.

    The Christian

    Hall Caine

  • I came,' he continued, 'to tell you that you have been appointed to the curacy of C———.


    Thophile Gautier

  • "You'll be glad to get a curacy yourself in six months," they shouted in chorus.

    My New Curate

    P.A. Sheehan

  • Should he have had the courage to break away even from his present curacy?

  • As for Pryer himself, he had nothing but his curacy and a small allowance from his father.

British Dictionary definitions for curacy


noun plural -cies

the office or position of curate
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