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Meaning of CURATE

Pronunciation:  'kyûrit

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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.

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

Thesaurus Terms
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