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CURULE (Lat. currus, " chariot ")

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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 653 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CURULE (Lat. currus, " chariot "), in Roman antiquities, the epithet applied to the chair of office, sella curulis, used by the " curule or highest magistrates and also by the emperors. This chair seems to have been originally placed in the magistrate's chariot (hence the name). ' It was inlaid with ivory or in some cases made of it, had curved legs but no back, and could be folded up like a camp-stool. In English the word is used in the general sense of " official." (See CONSUL, PRAETOR and AEDILE.)
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