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curule chair

n.
A seat with heavy curved legs and no back, reserved for the use of the highest officials in ancient Rome. Also called curule seat.

curule chair

n
(Historical Terms) an upholstered folding seat with curved legs used by the highest civil officials of ancient Rome

cu′rule chair`


n.
(in ancient Rome) a folding seat with curved legs, used as a chair of state by higher magistrates.
[1775–85]
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Boureau argues that they were used in the investiture ceremony because their shape could be seen as an echo of the folding curule chairs which were a symbol of the power of consuls and praetors, but as they also echo a commode, they invited scurrilous parodies, including the fiction of the verification ceremony.