Cu"rule (k?"r?l), a. [L. curulis, fr. currus a charoit: cf. F. curule.]


Of or pertaining to a charoit.

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.


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