Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See curat.
  • noun According to former use, one who has the cure of souls; a priest; a minister.
  • noun 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.
  • noun A guardian; a protector.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who has the cure of souls; originally, any clergyman, but now usually limited to one who assists a rector or vicar.

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  • verb transitive To act as a curator for.
  • verb transitive To apply selectivity and taste to, as a collection of fashion items or web pages.
  • verb intransitive To work or act as a curator.
  • noun an assistant rector or vicar
  • noun a parish priest

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  • noun a person authorized to conduct religious worship

Etymologies

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Back-formation from curator.

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From Medieval Latin cūrātus.

Examples

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  • His curate passed on a bicycle. -Websters Dictionary pg.20

    September 24, 2010