Cu"rate (k?"r?t), n. [LL. curatus, prop., one who is charged with the care (L. cura) of souls. See Cure, n., and cf. Cur]
One who has the cure of souls; originally, any clergyman, but now usually limited to one who assists a rector or vicar
All this the good old man performed alone,
He spared no pains, for curate he had none.
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