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curate

[n. kyoo r-it; v. kyoo-reyt, kyoo r-eyt] /n. ˈkyʊər ɪt; v. kyʊˈreɪt, ˈkyʊər eɪt/
noun
1.
Chiefly British. a member of the clergy employed to assist a rector or vicar.
2.
any ecclesiastic entrusted with the cure of souls, as a parish priest.
verb (used with object), curated, curating.
3.
to take charge of (a museum) or organize (an art exhibit):
to curate a photography show.
4.
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.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English curat (< Anglo-French) < Medieval Latin cūrātus, equivalent to Latin cūr(a) care + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
curatic
[kyoo-rat-ik] /kyʊˈræt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
curatical, adjective
curateship, noun
curation, noun
subcurate, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for curation

curate1

/ˈkjʊərɪt/
noun
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
Word Origin
C14: from Medieval Latin cūrātus, from cūra spiritual oversight, cure

curate2

/kjʊəˈreɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to be in charge of (an art exhibition or museum)
Word Origin
C20: back formation from curator
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Word Origin and History for curation
curate
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.
curation
late 14c., from O.Fr. curacion, from L. curationem, noun of action from curare "to cure" (see cure).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Encyclopedia Article for curation

curate

(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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