curacy


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cu·ra·cy

 (kyo͝or′ə-sē)
n. pl. cu·ra·cies
The office, duties, or term of office of a curate.

curacy

(ˈkjʊərəsɪ)
n, pl -cies
(Ecclesiastical Terms) the office or position of curate

cu•ra•cy

(ˈkyʊər ə si)

n., pl. -cies.
the office or position of a curate.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.curacy - the position of a curate
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
Translations

curacy

[ˈkjʊərəsɪ] N (as parish priest) → curato m; (as assistant) → coadjutoría f

curacy

n (Catholic) → Anstellung fals Kurat; (Protestant) → Anstellung fals Vikar(in)
References in classic literature ?
And after thinking it all over and over again, he said, it seemed to him as if, now he had no fortune, and no nothing at all, it would be quite unkind to keep her on to the engagement, because it must be for her loss, for he had nothing but two thousand pounds, and no hope of any thing else; and if he was to go into orders, as he had some thoughts, he could get nothing but a curacy, and how was they to live upon that?--He could not bear to think of her doing no better, and so he begged, if she had the least mind for it, to put an end to the matter directly, and leave him shift for himself.
I wonder what curacy he will get!--Good gracious!(giggling as she spoke) I'd lay my life I know what my cousins will say, when they hear of it.
Can you believe it?-- he has resigned his curacy! At a time when the church is thronged every Sunday to hear him preach, this madman shuts the door and walks out of the pulpit.
Carey had spent his last curacy; on his death, forced to earn her living, she had taken various situations as a governess in France and Germany.
His brothers had already left the Vicarage to proceed on a walking tour in the north, whence one was to return to his college, and the other to his curacy. Angel might have accompanied them, but preferred to rejoin his sweetheart at Talbothays.
On that same occasion I learned, for the first time, from Miss Abbot's communications to Bessie, that my father had been a poor clergyman; that my mother had married him against the wishes of her friends, who considered the match beneath her; that my grandfather Reed was so irritated at her disobedience, he cut her off without a shilling; that after my mother and father had been married a year, the latter caught the typhus fever while visiting among the poor of a large manufacturing town where his curacy was situated, and where that disease was then prevalent: that my mother took the infection from him, and both died within a month of each other.
He had the curacy of Monkford, you know, Sir Walter, some time back, for two or three years.
For the present, it is true, we were reduced to the narrow income of the curacy; but my father seemed to think there was no necessity for scrupulously restricting our expenditure to that; so, with a standing bill at Mr.
They love and respect one another ten times the more after a good set family arguing bout, and go back, one to his curacy, another to his chambers, and another to his regiment, freshened for work, and more than ever convinced that the Browns are the height of company.
The bishop, I understand, thinks very highly of him: why, it was the bishop who got him his present curacy."
"Oh, I inquired after him for the purpose of hanging him likewise; but he was beforehand with me, he had quit the curacy the night before."
Finding that my fellow-citizens were not likely to offer me any room in the court house, or any curacy or living anywhere else, but I must shift for myself, I turned my face more exclusively than ever to the woods, where I was better known.