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 (ko͝or′ē-ə, kyo͝or′-)
n. pl. cu·ri·ae (ko͝or′ē-ē′, kyo͝or′-)
a. One of the ten primitive subdivisions of a tribe in early Rome, consisting of ten gentes.
b. The assembly place of such a subdivision.
a. The Roman senate or any of the various buildings in which it met in republican Rome.
b. The place of assembly of high councils in various Italian cities under Roman administration.
3. The ensemble of central administrative and governmental services in imperial Rome.
4. often Curia Roman Catholic Church The central administration governing the Church.
a. A medieval assembly or council.
b. A medieval royal court of justice.

[Latin cūria, council, curia; see wī-ro- in Indo-European roots.]

cu′ri·al adj.


n, pl -riae (-rɪˌiː)
1. (Roman Catholic Church) (sometimes capital) the papal court and government of the Roman Catholic Church
2. (Historical Terms) (in ancient Rome)
a. any of the ten subdivisions of the Latin, Sabine, or Etruscan tribes
b. a meeting place of such a subdivision
c. the senate house of Rome
d. the senate of an Italian town under Roman administration
3. (Historical Terms) (in the Middle Ages) a court held in the king's name. See also Curia Regis
[C16: from Latin, from Old Latin coviria (unattested), from co- + vir man]
ˈcurial adj


(ˈkyʊər i ə)

n., pl. cu•ri•ae (ˈkyʊər iˌi)
1. one of the ten political subdivisions of each of the three tribes of ancient Rome.
2. the building in which such a division met, as for worship or public deliberation.
3. the senate house in ancient Rome.
4. (sometimes cap.) the body of congregations, offices, etc., that assist the pope in the administration of the Roman Catholic Church.
[1590–1600; < Latin cūria, perhaps <*coviria=co- co- + vir man + -ia -ia]
cu′ri•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Curia - (Roman Catholic Church) the central administration governing the Roman Catholic Church
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
governance, governing body, organisation, administration, brass, establishment, organization - the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something; "he claims that the present administration is corrupt"; "the governance of an association is responsible to its members"; "he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment"


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The Holy Father traditionally meets the Roman Curia for the 'Christmas Greetings' meeting a few days before Christmas.
El cardenal George Pell es el prefecto de la Secretaria de Economia del Vaticano y no ha podido enmendar la opacidad, los privilegios ni la corrupcion de la curia en ese rubro.
Meeting with members of the Curia just before Christmas, Francis said the reform was motivated by a desire to ensure the central offices of the church are focused on sharing the Gospel, better meet people's needs and assist the pope in his ministry of service to the church and the world.
Dear Brothers and Sisters, I would like to begin this meeting of ours by offering cordial good wishes to all of you, superiors and officials, papal representatives and staff of the nunciatures worldwide, all those working in the Roman Curia and to your families.
En todas ellas ha establecido nuevos procedimientos y estructuras, gracias a tos aportes y sugerencias del llamado G-9, el grupo de cardenales coordinados por el hondureno Oscar Rodriguez Madariaga para reformar la curia.
Palabras clave: Curia romana, papa Francisco, Pastor Bonus, Congregaciones, Potestad de regimen.
Our ignorance about the big picture in the long sequence of facts about the Roman Curia and about many factors in this history is just one of the causes of the anti-Curia sentiment--part of the antirdmische Affekt Hans Urs von Balthasar talked about--that has always been strong in Catholicism (especially in the city of Rome, paradoxically one of the most secular in the Western world).
That's because Pope Francis on Monday delivered a half-hour address to the Curia that was about as far from a gift of holiday cheer as one can imagine.
The Curia is called on to always improve itself and grow in communion, holiness and knowledge to fulfill its mission," he said.
At the end of the speech, he asked the prelates to pray that the "wounds of the sins that each one of us carries are healed" and that the Church and Curia itself are made healthy.
To that end, he has set out to reform the Italian-dominated Curia, whose power struggles and leaks were widely held responsible for Benedict XVI's decision last year to become the first pope in six centuries to resign.
Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston, a member of the council, said, "The Commission will study present programs in place for the protection of children; formulate suggestions for new initiatives on the part of the Curia, in collaboration with bishops [and other religious]; and indicate the names of persons suited to the systematic implementation of these new initiatives, including laypersons, religious, and priests with responsibilities for the safety of children.