• Curia Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The Roman See in its temporal aspects, including all the machinery of administration; -- called also curia Romana.
  2. (n.) The place of assembly of one of these divisions.
  3. (n.) One of the thirty parts into which the Roman people were divided by Romulus.
  4. (n.) The place where the meetings of the senate were held; the senate house.
  5. (n.) The court of a sovereign or of a feudal lord; also; his residence or his household.
  6. (n.) Any court of justice.

• Curial Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A member of a curia, esp. of that of Rome or the later Italian sovereignties.
  2. (a.) Of or pertaining to the papal curia; as, the curial etiquette of the Vatican.