noun, plural cu·ri·ae [kyoor-ee-ee]. /ˈkyʊər iˌi/.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
OTHER WORDS FROM curiacu·ri·al, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for curia
His words apply not only to the Roman Curia at the Vatican but to the entire Church throughout the world.Pope Francis Denounces the Vatican Elite’s 'Spiritual Alzheimer’s'|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the Vatican Curia was there before he was elected pope, and it will be there long after his ministry ends.An Openly Gay Episcopal Bishop Prays for Pope Francis|Gene Robinson|March 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“In the Curia there are holy people, truly holy people,” Francis reportedly told the Latin American delegation.Vatican’s Pope-Protecting Swiss Guards Accused Of Secret Gay Lobby|Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But he has only been in the job for six months, and his promise of reforming the Curia may just be the tip of the iceberg.
Imagine that the Jesuit Curia in Rome offered a compromise, which the state accepted.
Marius, in order to protect their safety, imprisoned them in a large building, known as the Curia Hostilia.The Two Great Republics: Rome and the United States|James Hamilton Lewis
The tribe was divided into ten curi; at the head of each curia was a curion.History of Julius Caesar Vol. 1 of 2|Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
Is fundator erat cuiusdam urbis a seipso denominate, que lingua Anglicana Warwic, id est curia Warmundi, nuncupatur.Beowulf|R. W. Chambers
Every face, every eye was turned to the Curia, in the evident expectation of something great and strange taking place there.The Bride of the Nile, Complete|Georg Ebers
Unlike the Grecian phratry and the Roman curia it had no official head.Ancient Society|Lewis Henry Morgan
British Dictionary definitions for curia
noun plural -riae (-rɪˌiː)
- any of the ten subdivisions of the Latin, Sabine, or Etruscan tribes
- a meeting place of such a subdivision
- the senate house of Rome
- the senate of an Italian town under Roman administration