curule definition

  • adjective:
    • Privileged to sit in a curule seat; of exceptional ranking.
    • Designating some sort of elaborate ceremonial seat inlaid with ivory, used by the greatest magistrates in old Rome.
    • Of or related to a chariot.
    • Of or pertaining to a type of seat appropriated to Roman magistrates and dignitaries; related to, having, or conferring, the right to sit in the curule chair; thus, official.
    • Privileged to sit in a curule seat; of superior ranking.
    • Designating some sort of fancy ceremonial chair inlaid with ivory, used by the best magistrates in old Rome.
    • Of or related to a chariot.
    • Of or with respect to some sort of chair appropriated to Roman magistrates and dignitaries; with respect to, having, or conferring, the right to sit in the curule chair; therefore, formal.
  • others:
    • Pertaining or owned by a chariot.
    • Privileged to stay in a curule chair: as, the curule magistrates.
    • Pertaining or belonging to a chariot.
    • Privileged to sit in a curule chair: since, the curule magistrates.

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