- The definition of a curate is a member of the clergy that assists a vicar or parish priest.
A man who goes out to parishoner's homes when they are ill and who does other tasks to assist his parish priest is an example of a curate.
- Curate is defined as to organize or manage items in a collection or exhibit.
If you are in charge of an art exhibit and you catalog all of the paintings in the exhibit, this is an example of a time when you curate.
- Archaic any clergyman
- a clergyman who assists a vicar or rector
Origin: Middle English curat ; from Midieval Latin curatus, one responsible for the care of souls ; from Classical Latin curatus: see curative
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- A cleric, especially one who has charge of a parish.
- A cleric who assists a rector or vicar.
Origin: Middle English curat, from Medieval Latin cūrātus, from Late Latin cūra, spiritual charge, from Latin, care; see cure.
Origin: Back-formation from curator.