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- Designating a kind of elaborate ceremonial seat inlaid with ivory, used by the highest magistrates in ancient Rome.
- 1985: Followed by his foolish followers Titus Vinius, who had served him in Spain, Cornelius Laco, an arrogant idiot, and the freedman Icelus Marcianus, who was after Laco’s post, he made for the curule chair. — Anthony Burgess, Kingdom of the Wicked
designating a ceremonial seat used by the highest magistrates in ancient Rome