curate1 ['kjʊərət]
noun (also assistant curate) a member of the clergy engaged as assistant to a parish priest.
archaic a minister with pastoral responsibility.
curate's egg Brit. something that is partly good and partly bad. [from a cartoon in Punch (1895) depicting a meek curate who, given a stale egg when dining with the bishop, assures his host that ‘parts of it are excellent’.]
curacy noun (plural curacies).
ME: from med. L. curatus, from L. cura 'care'.
curate2 [kjʊ(ə)'reɪt]
verb select, organize, and look after the items in (a collection or exhibition).
curation noun
C19: back-form. from curator.

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  • Curate — • Literally, one who has the cure (care) or charge of souls, in which sense it is yet used by the Church of England, All Bishops and Curates Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Curate     Curate …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • curate — Ⅰ. curate [1] ► NOUN ▪ a member of the clergy engaged as assistant to a parish priest. ● curate s egg Cf. ↑curate s egg ORIGIN Latin curatus, from cura care . Ⅱ. curate …   English terms dictionary

  • Curate — Cu rate (k[=u] r[asl]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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • curate — (n.) late 14c., spiritual guide, from M.L. curatus one responsible for the care (of souls), from L. curatus, pp. of curare to take care of (see CURE (Cf. cure) (v.)). Church of England sense of paid deputy priest of a parish first recorded 1550s …   Etymology dictionary

  • curate — [kyoor′it; ] for v. [, kyoor′āt΄] n. [ME curat < ML curatus, one responsible for the care of souls < L curatus: see CURATIVE] 1. Archaic any clergyman 2. a clergyman who assists a vicar or rector vt. curated, curating to act as a curator… …   English World dictionary

  • Curate — A curate (  /ˈkjʊərɨ …   Wikipedia

  • curate — I UK [ˈkjʊərət] / US [ˈkjʊrət] noun [countable] Word forms curate : singular curate plural curates an Anglican priest who helps a more senior priest II UK [ˌkjʊˈreɪt] / US [kjəˈreɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms curate : present tense… …   English dictionary

  • curate — n. 1 a member of the clergy engaged as assistant to a parish priest. 2 archaic an ecclesiastical pastor. Phrases and idioms: curate in charge a curate appointed to take charge of a parish in place of a priest. curate s egg a thing that is partly… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Curate — A *clerk who tended a church and did the work for another who actually held the *benefice. In England, the curate is an assistant to the parish priest. In France, however, the cure functions as the parish priest himself, not as the curate. [<… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • curate — cu|rate [ˈkjuərıt US ˈkjur ] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Medieval Latin; Origin: curatus, from cura religious care , from Latin; CURE1] 1.) a priest of the lowest rank, whose job is to help the priest who is in charge of an area 2.) curate s egg BrE… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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