Cu"ri*a (k?"r?-?), n.; pl. Curle (-). [L.]

1. Rom. Antiq. (a)

One of the thirty parts into which the Roman people were divided by Romulus.


The place of assembly of one of these divisions.


The place where the meetings of the senate were held; the senate house.

2. Middle Ages

The court of a sovereign or of a feudal lord; also; his residence or his household.


3. Law

Any court of justice.


The Roman See in its temporal aspects, including all the machinery of administration; -- called also curia Romana.


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