- privileged to sit in a curule chair.
- of the highest rank.
Origin of curule
Examples from the Web for curule
Historical Examples of curule
"Their heads are the footstools to your curule chair," said Payan, in a half whisper.Zanoni
Edward Bulwer Lytton
"Do sit down," she said, indicating a "property" curule chair.The Tower of Oblivion
The Consul Octavius was slain while seated in his curule chair.A Smaller History of Rome
William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
No curule magistrates could be chosen; no military muster could be held.Lays of Ancient Rome
Thomas Babbington Macaulay
They moved their curule chairs and other insignia of their authority without the city walls and proceeded with the enrolments.Public Lands and Agrarian Laws of the Roman Republic
- (in ancient Rome) of the highest rank, esp one entitled to use a curule chair