Curia (noun)

  1. The administrative and judicial system of the Catholic Church, comprising the Pope and various tribunals and departments.
  2. A body of advisors or officials in ancient Rome.


Late latin, from latin curia "assembly of the roman people".


  1. The Pope and the Curia make up the central government of the Catholic Church.
  2. The Curia is responsible for the administration of the Church's temporal goods.
  3. The Curia is made up of several congregations and tribunals.
  4. The Curia was the body of advisors to the Roman Emperor.
  5. The Curia was the Roman assembly of citizens that gathered to discuss public affairs.
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