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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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I told the curate I was going to seek food, and felt my way towards the pantry.
The Count de Villeroy said that "he did not know how any fear could be entertained for a moment, when the court had, to defend itself against the parliament and the citizens of Paris, his holiness the coadjutor, who by a signal could raise an army of curates, church porters and vergers.
When once more alone Gondy sent to summon all the curates with whom he had any connection to his house.
Place the HANDS," repeated the curate, with a gesture.
You will be lost," said the curate, shaking his head sorrowfully.
Ah, my young friend," added the curate, groaning, "do not regret the devil, I implore you
The Jesuit raised his hands toward heaven, and the curate did the same.
The Jesuit and the curate quite started from their chairs.
Farewell, my son," said the curate, "till tomorrow.
Bazin, who had been standing listening to all this controversy with a pious jubilation, sprang toward them, took the breviary of the curate and the missal of the Jesuit, and walked respectfully before them to clear their way.
By introducing this transformational platform OSN has now become the first entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to curate and provide an online platform where regional content creators can showcase their original material.
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