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Meaning of CURATE

Pronunciation:  'kyûrit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a person authorized to conduct religious worship
 

CURATE is a 6 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: minister, parson, pastor, rector
 
 See Also: clergyman, man of the cloth, ministrant, reverend

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cu"rate\ (k?"r?t), n. [LL. curatus, prop., one who is
charged with the care (L. cura) of souls. See {Cure}, n., and
cf. {Cur['e]}]
One who has the cure of souls; originally, any clergyman, but
now usually limited to one who assists a rector or vicar.
--Hook.

      All this the good old man performed alone, He spared no
      pains, for curate he had none.           --Dryden.

 
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 Related Terms: abbe, abuna, antipope, archbishop, archdeacon, archpriest, bishop, bishop coadjutor, canon, cardinal, cardinal bishop, cardinal deacon, cardinal priest, chaplain, churchman, clergyman, cleric, clerical, clerk, coadjutor, cure, DD, dean, diocesan, divine, Doctor of Divinity, ecclesiarch, ecclesiastic, exarch, Grand Penitentiary, hierarch, high priest, Holy Father, Holy Joe, man of God, metropolitan, military chaplain, minister, padre, papa, parson, pastor, patriarch, penitentiary, pontiff, pope, prebendary, prelate, primate, rector, reverend, rural dean, servant of God, shepherd, sky pilot, subdean, suffragan, supply clergy, supply minister, the Reverend, the very Reverend, tonsured cleric, vicar
 

 

 

 

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