Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A course; a journey or progression.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Eccles., the stated service of daily prayer; the choir-offices or hours collectively; the divine office. See office.
  • n. A course of study.

Etymologies

From Latin cursus. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I think that the school year is longer in our country (beginning of november until june) than in the US, it's may-be why the global cursus is shorter

    Atlantic Review

  • After the text of the document, which of course varies according to its nature, and in which not merely the wording but also the rhythm (the so-called cursus) has often to be considered, attention must be paid;

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

  • I had no idea what this "cursus" was until I read the article.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • When, however, some few centuries later, it had become the custom in most of the monastic orders to supplement the Divine Office with various "cursus" of the

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • (In fact, "cursive" is derived from the Latin cursus, meaning "a running," as in written with a running hand.)

    News for Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • "cursus" in their prose; some have the later accented endings which were corruptions of the correct prosodical ones.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • The young hero has an inauspicious beginning, turns it to his benefit through pluck and luck, then begins the cursus honorum of the sea: sailor, midshipman, lieutenant, captain, admiral, commemorative 30th-anniversary boxed set, remainder pile, deliquescence.

    At Journey's End, a Ship of the Line

  • The ancient Roman rite knew nothing — properly speaking — of our modern Vespers, for, apart from the daily psalmodic cursus of the monastic choirs, the festival evening Office in its original conception was only the anticipation or extension of the vigiliary synaxis — an Office, that is, in preparation for the feast.

    The Station at St Paul

  • Was it anything more than reaching the top of the cursus honorum?

    Cameron’s big idea is simple: he doesn’t need one

  • It has now emerged as an integral part of a single interconnected system of monuments that seems to have included Stonehenge, its avenue, the lines of cursus ditch banks, the river and the hundreds of barrows on the downs.

    Wildwood

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