Curia Cu"ri*a (k?"r?-?), n.; pl. {Curle} (-?). [L.] 1. (Rom. Antiq.) (a) One of the thirty parts into which the Roman people were divided by Romulus. (b) The place of assembly of one of these divisions. (c) The place where the meetings of the senate were held; the senate house. [1913 Webster]

2. (Middle Ages) The court of a sovereign or of a feudal lord; also; his residence or his household. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) Any court of justice. [1913 Webster]

4. The Roman See in its temporal aspects, including all the machinery of administration; -- called also {curia Romana}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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