Meaning of “Curia” in the English Dictionary


"Curia" in English

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Curianoun [ S ]

uk /ˈkjʊə.ri.ə/ us /ˈkjʊr.i.ə/ specialized
the Curia

also the curia the government and court of the Roman Catholic Church, with the Pope in the highest position:

He served in the Curia under five popes.

the building where the Roman Catholic Church government is:

This morning's meeting was held at the Curia.

Examples from literature

  • But the Curia and higher clergy organized an opposition against them. 
  • Encouraged by the Pope and frequented by distinguished members of the Curia, its era of greatness dawned in splendour. 

(Definition of “Curia” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)