curule

Curule \Cu"rule\ (k[=u]"r[udd]l), a. [L. curulis, fr. currus a chariot: cf. F. curule.] 1. Of or pertaining to a chariot. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Note: 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. [1913 Webster] {Curule dignity} right of sitting in the curule chair. [1913 Webster] ||