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Webster 1913 Edition


Curule

Cu′rule

(kū′rṳl)
,
Adj.
[L.
curulis
, fr.
currus
a chariot: cf. F.
curule
.]
1.
Of or pertaining to a chariot.
2.
(Rom. Antiq.)
Of or pertaining to a kind of chair appropriated to Roman magistrates and dignitaries; pertaining to, having, or conferring, the right to sit in the curule chair; hence, official.
☞ The curule chair was usually shaped like a camp stool, and provided with curved legs. It was at first ornamented with ivory, and later sometimes made of ivory and inlaid with gold.
Curule dignity
right of sitting in the curule chair.

Webster 1828 Edition


Curule

CURULE

,
Adj.
[L., a chariot.] Belonging to a chariot. The curule chair or seat, among the Romans, was a stool without a back, covered with leather, and so made as to be folded. It was conveyed in a chariot, and used by public officers.

Definition 2022


curule

curule

English

Adjective

curule

  1. Designating a kind of elaborate ceremonial seat inlaid with ivory, used by the highest magistrates in ancient Rome.
    • 1985: Followed by his foolish followers Titus Vinius, who had served him in Spain, Cornelius Laco, an arrogant idiot, and the freedman Icelus Marcianus, who was after Laco’s post, he made for the curule chair. — Anthony Burgess, Kingdom of the Wicked

Translations


Latin

Adjective

curūle

  1. nominative neuter singular of curūlis
  2. accusative neuter singular of curūlis
  3. vocative neuter singular of curūlis