[n. kyoor-it; v. kyoo-reyt, kyoor-eyt]
Chiefly British. a member of the clergy employed to assist a rector or vicar.
any ecclesiastic entrusted with the cure of souls, as a parish priest.
verb (used with object), curated, curating.
to take charge of (a museum) or organize (an art exhibit): to curate a photography show.
to pull together, sift through, and select for presentation, as music or website content: “We curate our merchandise with a sharp eye for trending fashion,” the store manager explained.

1300–50; Middle English curat (< Anglo-French) < Medieval Latin cūrātus, equivalent to Latin cūr(a) care + -ātus -ate1

curatic [kyoo-rat-ik] , curatical, adjective
curateship, noun
curation, noun
subcurate, noun Unabridged
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curate1 (ˈkjʊərɪt)
1.  a clergyman appointed to assist a parish priest
2.  a clergyman who has the charge of a parish (curate-in-charge)
3.  (Irish) an assistant barman
[C14: from Medieval Latin cūrātus, from cūra spiritual oversight, cure]

curate2 (kjʊəˈreɪt)
(tr) to be in charge of (an art exhibition or museum)
[C20: back formation from curator]

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Word Origin & History

mid-14c., from M.L. curatus "one responsible for the care (of souls)," from L. curatus, pp. of curare "to take care of." Church of England sense of "paid deputy priest of a parish" first recorded 1550s.
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