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[Latin, Court.] A judicial tribunal or court convened in the sovereign's palace to dispense justice. A court that exercised jurisdiction over civil matters, as distinguished from religious matters, which were determined by ecclesiastical courts, a system of courts in England that were held by authority of the sovereign and had jurisdiction over matters concerning the religion and ritual of the established church.

In England the tribunal of the king's justice was the curia regis, so named because the king originally presided over its proceedings.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

CURIA. A court of justice.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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While modern historians might consider these shortcomings in light of the threat of the Council of Basel, this tells us more about the curial community and its localized understanding of achievable reform.
The animus of diocesan bishops against the curial bureaucracy was manifest and pervasive.
Under Pope Paul VI the ecumenical barometer long stood at "changeable." Strong curial counter-streams had in fact since Vatican II attempted to put the brakes on the ecumenical renewal efforts and, in the church's upper reaches, brought them to a standstill.
"We will move the adjournment motion on price rise on the first day itself," Left Front leader Gurudas Dasgupta said after the meeting, while Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj tweeted that her Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmakers had already given notice to discuss several curial issues including price rise and the demand for creation of Telangana as a separate state.
When completed it will deliver a total of 8,942 sq ft of new office space which will house the Bishop's Curial Offices for the administration of the diocese.
[Redacted] recently wrote that "curial chaos, confusion and incompetence" had made clear "how dysfunctional the curia remains in terms of both crisis analysis and crisis management." (4)
FATHER DEREK TURNHAM, Moderator of the Curia, Curial Offices, 50a The Avenue, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough
Based in the Curial Offices at the rear of the Bishop's House in Wrexham he has been marshalling a complex mission in a matter of weeks.
CAIRO: Egypt technical staff refused to confirm whether or not Hosni Abd-Rabou will be a fit to feature for the Pharaohs in their curial World Cup qualifier against Algeria next Saturday.
"Such an event is curial to strengthen unity, to bring national consensus and tolerance, as well as to advance development and democracy to the multi-ethnic and diverse country," Alemayo Tesfay, radio journalist told Sudan Tribune.
Harvey then turns her attention to Englishmen holding curial posts.
Classic Wine on the Upper Newtownards Road in EAst Belfast has Cave de Vire - Vire Clesse (or very classy) 2004 at pounds 9.99 plus the excellent 2005 Macon-Village at 7.99 from Jean Curial.