[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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(from Latin vicarius, "substitute"), an official acting in some special way for a superior, primarily an ecclesiastical title in the Christian Church. In the Roman Empire as reorganized by Emperor Diocletian (reigned 284-305), the vicarius was an important official, and the title remained in use for secular officials in the Middle Ages. In the Roman Catholic Church, "vicar of Christ" became the special designation of the popes starting in the 8th century, and eventually it replaced the older title of "vicar of St. Peter."

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Example sentences
There will be a seventh wall for the public to curate.
Powers, about a middle-aged priest who begins to re-examine his life when a younger curate arrives at his suburban parish.
Or maybe put a store in an exhibition space and curate the objects.
But the web rarely gives us the ability to curate our stories in the way a
  print magazine would.
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