curial

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French curial, from Latin curialis.

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curial (comparative more curial, superlative most curial)

  1. (obsolete) Pertaining to a court; courtly.
  2. Pertaining to the papal curia.
    • 2011, Thomas Penn, Winter King, Penguin 2012, p. 116:
      In favouring the well-connected, politically and culturally sophisticated Italian merchants and diplomats who regularly arrived in England on curial business Henry killed two birds with one stone, gratifying popes by the attention and respect shown to their intimates, and employing them as his own eyes and ears at Rome […].

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