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curian. [L.].
  •  One of the thirty parts into which the Roman people were divided by Romulus.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The court of a sovereign or of a feudal lord; also; his residence or his household.  Burrill.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Any court of justice.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The Roman See in its temporal aspects, including all the machinery of administration; -- called also curia Romana.  [1913 Webster]


curia, n. (also curia) the papal court; the government departments of the Vatican.

Curial adj.
L: orig. a division of an ancient Roman tribe, the senate house at Rome, a feudal court of justice

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