noun, plural cu·ri·ae [kyoor-ee-ee]. /ˈkyʊər iˌi/.
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OTHER WORDS FROM curiacu·ri·al, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for curia
Only two Europeans were chosen outside the Curial appointments.Pope Appoints a Rainbow Coalition of New Cardinals From Africa, Asia|Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is only one Italian on the list, Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello, who is not part of the Roman curial inner circle.
An older pope who does not know which curial offices and officers need the ax, will be even easier to ignore than Benedict.
He may be an exception, but his example proves that grace can confound the expectations and machinations of curial politics.
I saw by the way their things were packed in the curial that they did not intend to return for some days.Wanderings in South America|Charles Waterton
The village or district was made a curial, and became responsible in its aggregate character for the individual payments.The Eighteen Christian Centuries|James White
This criticism applies, mutatis mutandis, to what may be called the Curial system of Dublin Castle.Handbook of Home Rule (1887)|W. E. Gladstone et al.
An English translation of his "Curial" was printed by Caxton without date.The Boke of Noblesse|Unknown
His Curial (The Courtier) is a satire on the vices of the court by one who had acquaintance with its corruption.A History of French Literature|Edward Dowden
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