Part of speech: noun

A rector's or a vicar's assistant.

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Usage examples "curate":

  1. Mr. Saul, the curate, had made an offer to Fanny. - "The Claverings", Anthony Trollope.
  2. Educated at the University of Aberdeen; ordained priest, 1858, and became curate of St. Paul's, London, Ontario. - "The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History", Various.
  3. The curate who ’ ad come over to take ’ is place for a time, and who took the names of people for the Flower Show, did point out to ’ im that he was spoiling ’ is chances, but Peter was so rude to ’ im that he didn’ t stay long enough to say much. - "Light Freights, Complete", W. W. Jacobs.