from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cleric, especially one who has charge of a parish.
- n. A cleric who assists a rector or vicar.
- transitive v. To act as curator of; organize and oversee.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. an assistant rector or vicar
- n. a parish priest
- v. To act as a curator for.
- v. To apply selectivity and taste to, as a collection of fashion items or web pages.
- v. To work or act as a curator.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who has the cure of souls; originally, any clergyman, but now usually limited to one who assists a rector or vicar.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. According to former use, one who has the cure of souls; a priest; a minister.
- n. In the Church of England, and in the Irish Roman Catholic Church, a clergyman employed under the incumbent (whether rector or vicar), either as assistant in the same church or in a chapel within the parish and connected with the church.
- n. A guardian; a protector.
- n. See curat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person authorized to conduct religious worship
Middle English curat, from Medieval Latin cūrātus, from Late Latin cūra, spiritual charge, from Latin, care; see cure.
Back-formation from curator.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin cūrātus. (Wiktionary)
Back-formation from curator. (Wiktionary)