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Definition of the noun curia

What does curia mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • curia: curiae / curias (rare form)
  • Curia: Curiae

  1. (Roman Catholic Church) the central administration governing the Roman Catholic Church

Alternative definition of the noun curia


  1. Any of the subdivisions of a tribe in ancient Rome
  2. The Roman senate during the republic
  3. Any of several medieval councils or courts of justice


Who is Curia?

Curia or Turia or Thuria was a Roman woman who became famous for her bravery and devotion.

  • born in 0059 B.C. (2074 years ago)
  • died in 0004 B.C. (2019 years ago)


  1. Curia: A curia, plural curiae, is an assembly, council, or court, in which public, official, or religious issues are discussed and decisions made. In ancient Rome, the entire populace was divided into thirty curiae, which met in order to confirm the election of magistrates, witness the installation of priests, the making of wills, and adoptions. Lesser curiae existed for other purposes. The word curia also came to be applied to meeting places where various assemblies gathered, especially the meeting house of the senate. Similar institutions existed in other towns and cities of Italy. In medieval times, a king's council was frequently referred to as a curia. Today, the most famous curia is the Curia of the Roman Catholic Church which assists the Roman Pontiff in conducting the business of the Church.
  2. Curia: The gens Curia was a plebeian family at Rome. Members of this gens are first mentioned at the beginning of the third century BC, when the family was rendered illustrious by Manius Curius Dentatus.
  3. Curia: A curia in ancient Rome came to be known as any building designated or built specifically as a place of meeting by either the senate or any political organization. Originally the term referred to the comitia curiata, the thirty original ethnic subdivisions of "curia", or Roman people, who assembled into the curiat assembly within Comitium space near the Roman forum.

Phrases with Curia

  1. Dalla Curia
  2. Species Dalla Curia

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Curia

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Google previewThe Law Magazine and Review (1903)

For Both Branches of the Legal Profession at Home and Abroad

Bustum is quasi bene ustum, curia is the place ubi publicas ctiras gerebant, fenus is from fetus, because money makes money, fasti dies are from fari, locupletes are locorum multorum domini. Multa (fine) is a Sabine word, meaning "one," and ...

Google previewMy Struggle for Freedom (2003)

Memoirs by Hans Küng

The power of the Roman 'security headquarters ' The headache for any reform of the Curia is the reform, indeed some think even the abolition, of the 'Holy Office', which as is well known has a fatal history going back centuries in the form of the ...

Google previewOfficial Report of Debates (1986)

by Council of Europe, Standing Conference of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe, Council of Europe. Consultative Assembly

The municipal institutions first, because the old formula «The curia is the nerves and the viscera of the community * is still true, and - since we are talking about organs - we are the vast heart of it. The role of the municipalities is thus an ...

Google previewThe Antifraternal Tradition in Medieval Literature (2014)

by Penn R. Szittya

This litigation never proceeded beyond the stage of hearings before a commission of cardinals, but nonetheless the very existence of such a suit at the papal curia is a measure of the distance between the situations of FitzRalph in 1357 and ...

Google previewEthical Leadership Through Transforming Justice (2004)

by Thomas F. McMahon

The Roman Curia is the actual ruling body governing the Roman Catholic Church. With almost unlimited power, it determines the practical applications of what the members of this Church should believe, how they are to believe it, and what is ...

Google previewAn Archaeological Dictionary, Or, Classical Antiquities of the Jews, Greeks, and Romans, Alphabetically Arranged (1793)

Containing an Account of Their Manners, Customs, Diversions, Religious Rites, Philosophy, Festivals, Oracles, Laws, Arts, Engines of War, Weights, Measures, Money, Medals, Computation and Division of Time, Chronological Terms, Heresies in the Primitive Church, &c. &c by Thomas Wilson

*The Curia was of two sorts, :sacred and civil. The priests and religious orders met in the former for the regulation of rites and ceremonies belonging to the worship of the Gods; and in the latter, the Senate used to meet to deliberate and consult ...

Google previewBibliotheca Classica, Or, A Classical Dictionary (1801)

Containing a Full Account of All the Proper Names Mentioned in Antient Authors : with Tables of Coins, Weights, and Measures in Use Among the Greeks and Romans : to which is Now Prefixed a Chronological Table by John Lemprière

The word Curia was also applied to public edifices among the Romans. These were generally of two sorts, divine and civil. In the former were held the assemblies of the priests, and of every religious order, for the regulation of religious ...

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Scrabble value of C3U1R1I1A1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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