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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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Pickwick, my dear Sir, excuse me-- I shall be happy to receive any private suggestions of yours, as AMICUS CURIAE, but you must see the impropriety of your interfering with my conduct in this case, with such an AD CAPTANDUM argument as the offer of half a guinea.
Bar, with his little insinuating jury droop, and fingering his persuasive double eye-glass, hoped he might be excused if he mentioned to one of the greatest converters of the root of all evil into the root of all good, who had for a long time reflected a shining lustre on the annals even of our commercial country--if he mentioned, disinterestedly, and as, what we lawyers called in our pedantic way, amicus curiae, a fact that had come by accident within his knowledge.
The second sort is of those, that engage courts in quarrels of jurisdiction, and are not truly amici curiae, but parasiti curiae, in puffing a court up beyond her bounds, for their own scraps and advantage.
However, the apex court asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta and Amicus Curiae Ranjeet Kumar to visit Jagannath Temple and inquire into the situation of the unauthorised eviction drive conducted jointly by the temple administration and the state government around the temple.
IANS Kochi In a setback to the ruling Pinarayi Vijayan government, a report submitted by an amicus curiae to the Kerala High Court on Wednesday recommended a judicial probe into the cause of the worst ever floods to hit the state in August last year after it found that faulty dam management led to the flooding.
In February, the court refused to grant the prayers of Dasuki seeking the intervention of 'friends of the Court' (Amicus Curiae) in his trial.
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High Representative Valentin Inzko filed a submission to the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina in his capacity as a friend of the court (amicus curiae) on May 7th, in connection with the appeal of the Deputy Chair of the House of Representatives of the BiH Parliamentary Assembly Borjana KriA!to, the Office of the High Representative (OHR) told FENA.