noun, plural cu·ri·ae [kyoo r-ee-ee] /ˈkyʊər iˌi/.
Origin of curia
Examples from the Web for curia
“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.
By the time the group officially meets, the pope will have likely already shaken up the Curia with new appointments for key roles.
Then he suddenly summoned the Vatican Council II, whose reforms the Curia and recent popes have in effect sought to roll back.
"The events of recent days involving the Curia and my collaborators have brought sadness to my heart," he said.
Tho people, with whom he was a favourite, burnt his body in the Curia Hostilia, and the Curia with it.Plutarch's Lives Volume III.|Plutarch
There is a possibility that the curia may be the basilica on the Corso terrace of the city.A Study Of The Topography And Municipal History Of Praeneste|Ralph Van Deman Magoffin
They belonged to no gens or curia, but were free, and allowed to engage in trade and to own property.History of Rome from the Earliest times down to 476 AD|Robert F. Pennell
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
If Luther had fallen 597 into his hands the Curia would no doubt have found some means of letting the pestilent fellow off.The Makers of Modern Rome|Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
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
Word Origin for curia
Word Origin and History for curia
c.1600, one of the ten divisions of each of the three ancient Roman tribes; also "the Senate-house of Rome," from Latin curia "court," perhaps from *co-wiria "community of men." Transferred to the Papal court (1840).