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CURATE, eccl. law. One who represents the incumbent of a church, person, or20 vicar, and takes care of the church, and performs divine service in his stead.

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The following year, with Ronnie's connivance, I was appointed to my first curacy at St Peter's parish in Devonshire Street, Surry Hills, in order to be close to both the cathedral and the conservatorium.
The CAD/CAM restorations allow less stress on the ceramic to ceramic interface and more ac- curacy of fit.
In the Summer of 1908, Kennedy was ordained at Worcester Cathedral and handed a curacy in Rugby, at that time part of the diocese of Worcester.
There are various plants of medicine for curacy of diseases.
As a result, questions concerning the applicability of these models to a general software project as opposed to the project against which the model developer designed his model, and the ac- curacy of model predictions, can be raised.
They also know that somebody has run an eye over it to check for things like honesty and ac- curacy.
She trained as a nurse in London, and served her curacy in Nottingham before working in Gloucester.
Nevertheless, the Museum was ready to be seen in May 330, with every single stage of its curacy carefully performed.
A rider's acc curacy is gained only through continuous training.
In 1829 Henry Malthus was ordained deacon and licensed to the curacy of Okewood, in Surrey, which had been Malthus's first stipendiary curacy in 1789, and of which Malthus had become perpetual curate in 1824 (Pullen 1987: 135-6).
After his ordination, he served one curacy, which lasted 19 years, in St Alphonsus, North Ormesby, before his first appointment as parish priest at St Bernadette's in Nunthorpe.
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