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Curia Regis

[kyoo r-ee-uh ree-jis]
noun (often lowercase) English History.
  1. a small, permanent council, composed chiefly of officials in the household of a Norman king, that served in an advisory and administrative capacity.
  2. great council(def 1).
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Origin of Curia Regis

< Medieval Latin: literally, (the) king's curia
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British Dictionary definitions for curia regis

Curia Regis

noun plural Curiae Regis
  1. (in Norman England) the king's court, which performed all functions of government
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Word Origin for Curia Regis

Latin, literally: council of the king
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