Curia Regis

[ kyoor-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.

Origin of Curia Regis

1
<Medieval Latin: literally, (the) king's curia

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Curia Regis

/ (ˈriːdʒɪs) /


nounplural Curiae Regis
  1. (in Norman England) the king's court, which performed all functions of government

Origin of Curia Regis

1
Latin, literally: council of the king

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