(k"rl), a. [L. curulis, fr. currus a chariot: cf. F. curule.] 1. Of or pertaining to a chariot.
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2. (Rom. Antiq.) Of or pertaining to a kind of chair appropriated to Roman magistrates and dignitaries; pertaining to, having, or conferring, the right to sit in the curule chair; hence, official.
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The curule chair was usually shaped like a camp stool, and provided with curved legs. It was at first ornamented with ivory, and later sometimes made of ivory and inlaid with gold.
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Curule dignity right of sitting in the curule chair.
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(k??-r??"r?), n. [Chilian name.] (Zol.) A Chilian burrowing rodent of the genus Spalacopus.
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