Curule Definition

Designating a chair like an upholstered campstool with heavy curved legs, in which only the highest civil officers of Rome were privileged to sit.
Webster's New World
Privileged to sit in a curule chair; of the highest rank.
Webster's New World

Origin of Curule

  • Latin curūlis of a curule chair from currus chariot from currere to run kers- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin curūlis (“of or pertaining to a chariot; curule chair”), from currus (“chariot”), from currō (“run”).

    From Wiktionary

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