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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An assistant to a pastor or vicar of a church.

Usage examples (32)
  • A curate might make as many visits as the pastor to the sick of a parish.
  • Our curate is not a man to preach fire and brimstone or scold parishioners for their failings and sins.
  • Mr. Pratt, our new curate, is allowed to be a classical scholar of considerable eminence, and he has promised to instruct Sam ....
  • I love how far the term curate has fallen. for more
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