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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.
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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
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(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.
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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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nKurie f
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But if you are a member of the Curia, the Church's administrative body, you might be feeling more like the kid who got a lump of coal in his stocking.
"The Curia is called on to always improve itself and grow in communion, holiness and knowledge to fulfill its mission," he said.
The speech was met with tepid applause and few were smiling as Francis listed one by one the 15 "Ailments of the Curia" that he had drawn up, complete with footnotes and Biblical references.
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." Cardinal O'Malley outlined the guidelines that the Commission would follow.
La risposta a questo interrogativo si puo rinvenire analizzando due riforme istituzionali operate dal Papa: la Curia Romana e il Vicariato in Urbe.
Dr Antonio Monterroso, a historian at the Spanish National Research Council in Madrid, said: "We always knew from the classical texts that Caesar was killed in the Curia of Pompey.
Palabras clave: Curia romana, Titular del oficio, Idoneidad.
It puts it at the center of the church and of everything the Curia does," Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai, India, told Vida Nueva, a Spanish weekly publication dedicated to news about the Catholic Church.
Mostly before his election, some Curia officials were caught up in scandals, accused of letting the Vatican be overcharged by Italian construction firms and of leaking documents.
The Council of Cardinals-who advise the pope on matters of Church governance and reform-also discussed how the Roman Curia can be at the service to the Holy Father and the particular Churches; the pastoral character of curial activity; and the institution and operation of the third section of the Secretary of State, which was established last November to oversee the Holy See's diplomatic corps.
The Holy Father traditionally meets the Roman Curia for the 'Christmas Greetings' meeting a few days before Christmas.