from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Privileged to sit in a curule chair; of superior rank.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Designating a kind of elaborate ceremonial seat inlaid with ivory, used by the highest magistrates in ancient Rome.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a chariot.
- adj. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining or belonging to a chariot.
- Privileged to sit in a curule chair: as, the curule magistrates.
Latin curūlis, of a curule chair, from currus, chariot, from currere, to run; see kers- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin curūlis ("of or pertaining to a chariot; curule chair"), from currus ("chariot"), from currō ("run"). (Wiktionary)