Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A parish priest.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A curate; a pardon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Roman Catholic parish priest in France or in a French country.

Etymologies

French, from Old French, from Medieval Latin cūrātus; see curate1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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