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curia

cu·ri·a

curia

 
pronunciation:
kyu ri
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part of speech: noun
inflections: curiae
definition 1: (often cap.) the collection of officials who direct the overall government of the Roman Catholic Church; papal court.
definition 2: one of ten subdivisions of the three tribes in ancient Rome, or its meeting place.
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derivation: curial (adj.)